I am hearing that fairly consistently. After my two cups of coffee in the morning I usually only drink water all day. Sometimes tea drinks but mostly water. I hope I will be drinking enough. I wanted them to train my wife and me on accessing the port and get saline and heparin to keep at home so we could hang a bag overnight the night after chemo but they don't want to do that yet. So I will just keep filling up my liter bottle with water and setting a schedule for how much I have to drink.
Just want you to know I'm pulling for you. One thing I would do different with the chemo if I had it to do over again, is force myself to drink a lot more water to keep those kidneys cleaned out.
Hope all goes well for you!
Thanks Jean. I have an iPad and my laptop. They are going to be regular items in my "chemo bag" along with my anti nausea meds and the package inserts, my cancer binder that UCH gave me. Also, since I fly a lot I have those Bose noise canceling headsets. Tons of songs synced between my phone, iPad, and laptop. UCH also has free wifi. I also have nook, kindle, and iBook software on the iPad for reading books and magazines. I would go nuts sitting that long without doing something!
Going to be putting snacks in there too and hoping I will still want them.
Mike....I forgot to tell you. I have a small laptop that I Used to bring to chemo when it was 5 hours and I also have an Ipod with lots of music (I love music) My computer is an Acer w/ 6 hr. battery life. Great little computer. It really helps you pass the time. It's gets pretty long sitting there for hours and hours. My cancer center has internet access. My chemo is only about 2 hrs.now because I do not have to have the cisplatin this time, only Gemzar. Hope your port heals up quickly. Enjoy your weekend.