Hi all! Wishing you all a beautiful day! I had surgery to remove lymph nodes & had a kidney biopsy this past week. Doctor seemed positive after the lymph node surgery & she is going to stage my Ovarian Cancer from that. I have an appt. with her Tuesday to discuss my results & then she has me starting chemo (taxol/carboplatin) Wednesday morning. As a lot of you likely understand, I'm very frightened. I am trying to stay positive because I do believe this was caught very early & I know chemo effects everyone differently. I have a few questions. How did you feel the day of the treatment? After treatment but the same day, were you tired or didn't feel well? Do they give you steroids during treatment or afterwards? Do you have trouble sleeping? I would also like to know of anyone's experience with neuropathy. My doc said that's a common side effect. I had a friend tell me that the bottom of her feet would get really red like sunburned & peel. Did or does anyone experience that?
I do not drink alcohol much at all, only socially and when I do it's a glass of wine or a margarita & for me, it's not even every month or 2. Should I avoid alcohol while taking chemo?
Thank you so much in advance for your insight & for sharing if you so choose. Best wishes to you all! xxxx