I was scared of chemotherapy

I was scared of chemotherapy. I really was. And of course, all of the side effects, the loss of hair is probably one of the most difficult things to deal with. But I did some more research and I read a book called "Coping with Chemotherapy." It gave some real good tips on what to do, how to eat, what to eat to diminish the side effects of the chemotherapy. I would go in for my treatment in the morning, I would eat breakfast before I left. I would sit there and have my chemo and after the chemo, I walked out of there and I said we're going to a restaurant, I'm hungry. But the rest of the day I don't remember because you have all those extra drugs to make you calm. You go to bed and you sleep 3-4 hours and I was up again, eating again.

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