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Old 01-20-2010, 04:43 PM   #9
Jackie07
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Re: How can I keep my mother positive?

Hi Rosa's Mother,

It's so good to hear from you. I'm glad you are going to resume the treatment. Hopefully your doctor has got everything figured out and will give you the right meds this time.

A port really helps. I'd had several surgeries before my breast cancer, so the surgeon installed the port during my lumpectomy in 2003. After the 2nd (or 3rd?) chemo using the port, I was having too much pain when the needle went into my port (even after taking a deep breath and then holding my breath - so one of the technician brought me a cream to put on the port to numb it and the next several rounds of chemo I put the cream on before I was headed to the hospital because it takes 25-30 minutes to take effect.

I'm mentioning this just to emphasize again that there's solution for everything and a chemo patient in modern time is not supposed to 'suffer' from needless pain. There are good anti-nausea medicine also. Be sure to ask for it when you need it.

Isn't it wonderful to have a wonderful daughter like Rosa? Be sure to tell her how much we admire her devotion and love to you... and please keep us updated.
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