JudiB wrote:Back again as my second Folfox approaches... It's been a good week but thinking about Monday is spoiling the weekend. This week I have been dancing and been walking with friends and pretty much done my "normal" stuff but am niw dreading a repeat of last session.
I suppose being on here is probably not a good idea but it feels like a safe haven as you've all been where I find myself... Ok I say to myself ." smile and do something to distract yourself"!
Lee wrote:Are you on the pump or the pills?
For me, I was on the pump and here are a few things that helped me.
Drink tons of water a day or two prior to infusion. Dehydration could bring on a hold of other problems including nausea.
On way to infusion, I always ate an egg cheese breakfast sandwich. Figured the eggs gave me protein and bread gave me carbs. While on chemo, eat small meals several times a day vs 3 meals a day. Eat what sound/feels good. Even if that means junk food. For me, food in stomach kept nausea at bay. So don't worry about eating healthy while on chemo. Sometimes supplement your diet with Ensure or something like that can help with vitamins and minerals.
The one thing I really want to stress, again eat and drink ONLY what sounds or feels good. If you force (gag) something down, you could risk the chance of getting an inversion to that food or water. I am so grateful to my chemo nurse. She noticed I was gagging water down. Told me to stop drinking water, PERIOD, until after I finished my chemo treatment. Drink soda, OJ, whatever sounds good. Today I can drink water (love it) without issues.
One I ate a Boca burger. Was sick of it when i finished it, will never eat one again.
Food will taste metallic after awhile, know that is normal.
Tell your Dr of your reaction.
Make sure the Onc is giving you med PRIOR to infusion to help control the nausea. There is also some pill that some people take prior to infusion that helps with nausea. Not sure of name. Dr should know.
Ginger is suppose to be good to control nausea. Ginger snap cookies, Ginger Ale, Ginger root, etc.
Hope this helps some, there is nothing worse than nausea.
justin case wrote:I ate before infusions, and drank coffee... it's not cold !
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