I'm sorry about your diagnosis. I had my chemo 13 years ago and I remember the metallic taste in my mouth, too. I also could not bear the smell of plastic and almost developed a bionic ability to smell it from a distance. It would burn my nose so I had to get rid of anything plastic.
The Zofran they put in my IV before the chemo took care of the tummy for it. I did not have vomiting. But....the anti-nausea meds like Zofran cause constipation, and they forget to warn you about this. So check with them beforehand about getting a good herbal (perhaps) laxative and take that the day after your chemo or you will get constipated.
My stomach did not want anything heavy in it like proteins, etc. It only wanted raw and cool foods -- salads, fruits, etc.
I think everyone's experience is a bit different so you may have some of the same things as I did or you might not.
ALso -- Don't worry if you can't remember things after a few chemos. It effects short-term memory temporarily. You feel kind of cotton-headed.
You might want to get some ice pops for the freezer beforehand. Those helped me.
Good luck, and I sure wish you didn't have to go through this. I know the feeling. If it gets to be too much, tell them. They can hold off for a little bit and continue later.
Please stay in touch and let us know how it goes.
Originally Posted by sophie56
Hi all, I just found out I have stage III breast cancer and am about to start chemo. Would someone please tell me some of the side effects they experienced? I know everyone's is different but I just need to hear from some people who have been through it.
Thank you all,