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    Posted: Sep 24 2012 at 10:48am
I had my first chemo on Sept. 19th. Thank goodness it went along uneventful. I did have some terrible heartburn that first night, but Maximum Strenght Zantac did take care of it. HOWEVER, I returned the next day for my Neulasta shot and that knocked me on my BUTT!! I went to work achey and tired thinking I would push through it, boy was I wrong. I barely made it til lunchtime. I left and slept from Friday afternoon straight through til Sunday, and I still feel tired today (Monday), Wish I had of known about that bad boy! I did the Aleve and Claritan, that was a joke to my body. I guess if that is my doctors Plan A for me continuing to work, I hope he comes up with a Plan B real soon. My genetic testing also came back the first day of my treatment. The dr. said it was positive for Bracca 1 mutation, but we would worry about that later, lets just get through the chemo today. To scared to go to Dr. Google today, maybe another day.
DX IDC TNBC 7/12 age 48, PET/CT 8/12, Stage 2 Grade 3, T/C X6 9/12
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Hi Romey,

Congrats on finishing round one!  I found days 3-7 the toughest following infusion.  I was able to work from home, which helped.  Week one following chemo was tough, but got better weeks two and three.  I also needed to take Pepcid AC every day.

You can research later about BRCA 1.  There are several threads on this forum talking about it.  You should also meet with a certified genetics counselor that can explain your results.  Your oncologists office should be able to direct you to such a person.  Being BRCA 1 will probably change your surgery options, but since you are getting chemo now, you have some time before you need to make any decision.

Donna


DX IDC TNBC 6/09 age 49, Stage 1,Grade 3, 1.5cm,0/5Nodes,KI-67 48%,BRCA-,6/09bi-mx, recon, T/C X4(9/09)
11/10 Recur IM node, Gem,Carb,Iniparib 12/10,MRI NED 2/11,IMRT Radsx40,CT NED11/13,MRI NED3/15

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