Tonight I spoke with Betty, Carole’s sister, because Carole was at a church function when I called. She said that the first chemotherapy treatment took about 2 hours and seemed to go by without incident. The chemo had some medication in it to prevent nausea, and Carole was given some additional medication that she would take every twelve hours to help to suppress the nausea in the future. So far, she hasn’t experienced any adverse effects from the treatment.
She will go again in the morning to have a shot that is designed to help the chemo have maximum effect. Afterwards, she and Betty will go to the wig salon to pick out a wig for when her hair falls out or when her head is shaved.