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April
8
2021

Chemo #1- DONE!

Hi Team Tammy,

 

This is Kara.  Tammy completed her first round of chemo today.  She is scheduled for 4 rounds total.  She should have her last round in June.  She is getting her chemo at her oncologist's office.  The infusion room is large, bright and has super comfy chairs and knitted blankets.  It is as welcoming as environment as you could want.  She was doted on by the nursing staff and Dr. Dushkin.  Noah brought her to the appointment and I joined them mid infusion.  Tammy was quickly identified as a chemo newbie by other patients and they offered words of encouragement and gave helpful tips.  The infusions went fairly smoothly after a small reaction to the first med.  They gave her some Benadryl and steroids and things were back on track quickly.  The first medication causes a lot of nerve pain in the hands and feet so Tammy used ice blocks until the med was done.  That's normal.

She's going to be resting up over the next few days and we will see how she feels next week as well from a fatigue standpoint.  Since this is her first round, we will learn how she does and that will only help on the next 3.  After the chemo is done, she will start radiation as the 3rd phase of treatment.

As always, thanks for all of the love, support, prayers and well wishes!  Tammy will post soon.  The info about donations for her care is in a previous post. 

Thanks all!

Kara

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Comments

  • Harvey Naranjo : Your Looking great Tammy!
    4/19/21
  • Art Hanley : Saying prayers and sending positive energy.
    4/9/21
  • Kristin and Rich Marsh : You are a rockstar, Tammy!! Sending prayers and love from SD...
    4/9/21
  • Vickie Schrenk : Looks and sounds like you Rocked Round 1. Continue your positivity as we continue to pray for your comfort and fast healing.
    4/9/21