I think most of the folks who read here know by now that my dad is starting chemo. He goes every 3 weeks through Jan. or Feb. He gets a strong dose - apparently stronger than what a lot of people get because he is in good health - other than cancer. The studies show that this approach is better than a lower dose more often.
So, yesterday was the first treatment and it went pretty well. So far, he's not sick! I'm beginning to think he knew he wouldn't get sick but just wanted me to make a pot of chicken noodle soup for him. :) He may or may not lose his hair but if he does, it would likely be after his second treatment. I have plenty of skull bandannas ready for him if he needs them. I think he could wear a nice black leather jacket with them and go for the biker look. :)
He did have a bit of a scare last night. Apparently had some kind of allergic reaction to the chemo, called the doc and was told to use benadril. Today he gets a prescription for some other minor side effects.
So, all in all, its good.