Hi Sweet pea
I had chemo/rads and braccy for stage 2b with lymh node involvement.
When I went to the chemo meeting it was just a chat about the ins and outs of the treatment, nurse talked me through what to expect on the day, possible side effects etc. I had swabs taken (MRSA) and a blood test and that was it!! Pretty painless!! Mine was a little bit rushed as I had hubby and son in waiting room, but you should also get taken to the 'chemo suite' for a look around.
I had somebody with me on all but one of my chemo sessions. It is a long day and having someone there to chat with can make the day go quicker! On the one day I was alone I slept a lot of it as it was week 3 and I was starting to tire!!
Luckily my husband works from home so he was there to take me to each radiotherapy session. I did not suffer too badly with side effects, the chemo caused a bit of sickness and had a touch of diarrhoea and cystitis from the radiotherapy. Nothing I couldnt cope with.
I had my first post treatment MRI last week and had my letter yesterday to confirm that no cancer was present. The treatment does work and i'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. It is so scary, not knowing what to expect, but you will get through it. xxx