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Lesley

Bud / chemo

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Hi everyone, I'm about to start chemo and wondered if anyones knows what strain would be best to smoke to help prevent the sickness ?

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All the best with this mate.

Admit my ignorance on this,sure others such as namhka et al will give their own experience.

I always thought that an afghani leaning strain, preferably landrace had strong anti-emetic properties.

Trying to encourage my old man to consider this option to counter the nasties from his own treatment. He's not a criminal like me, or so he keeps telling me unfortunately!

Good luck mate

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Thanks, good idea to ask namkha, he's usually full of good advice, he knows his stuff, lol !

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well ive just had a year of it and two evil operations so i'll just throw my advice in...

Right, i used to have Fluoro-uracil and Cetuximab and with flushing etc it took on average 9-10 hours on the drip. Just after the treatment i found that it was best to start to eat (dont smoke right after)citrus fruits and fresh salad is best no animal proteins. The evil effects didnt kick in till three days after treatment and then i found it best to find somewhere comfy (you are gonna sit a long while)and smoke any variety (tried a few)and smoke throughout the day (day three)....like i say day three was the worst and you need to get your head right out of it.The most important thing is to eat good fresh food and drink plenty of water....keep a spliff handy at all times cos there are going to be moments when you are going to need to get splonged asap

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Can't offer any advice but just wanted to say "all the best"

I had chemo in 04 and jeez was it gruelling :headpain: but worth it :yinyang:

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well ive just had a year of it and two evil operations so i'll just throw my advice in...

Right, i used to have Fluoro-uracil and Cetuximab and with flushing etc it took on average 9-10 hours on the drip. Just after the treatment i found that it was best to start to eat (dont smoke right after)citrus fruits and fresh salad is best no animal proteins. The evil effects didnt kick in till three days after treatment and then i found it best to find somewhere comfy (you are gonna sit a long while)and smoke any variety (tried a few)and smoke throughout the day (day three)....like i say day three was the worst and you need to get your head right out of it.The most important thing is to eat good fresh food and drink plenty of water....keep a spliff handy at all times cos there are going to be moments when you are going to need to get splonged asap

Thankyou so much for sharing your experience with me, it meant alot, I hope things ate getting better for you, I'm not sire what to expect but hearing from you has helped :-)

forgot to say the chemo I will be having is FEC, fluorouracil, epirubicin & cyclophosphamide.

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Thanks acid monkey, I'm really pleased you've come through it ok :-)

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i wish you all the best with the chemo lesley. my mums on chemo for lymph cancer, it looks very tough going. ive tried to persuade her to try cannabis but she's having none of it because its illegal. hope it goes well for you.

shogun

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Thanks shogun, hope all goes well for your mum

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All the best Lesley (and anyone else going through that stuff) the only small thing i can offer is if it is an afghan strain that you would want i'd consider nirvanas aurora indica,especially if your a relative beginner,it's noobe friendly alright and cheap as chips,i think the purists don't go a bundle on nirvana but i'm happy. it's afghan x NI.

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Thanks crunchy frog ! I'm no beginer though, lol 20+yrs

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Thankyou so much for sharing your experience with me, it meant alot, I hope things ate getting better for you, I'm not sire what to expect but hearing from you has helped :-)

forgot to say the chemo I will be having is FEC, fluorouracil, epirubicin & cyclophosphamide.

Have you had any ops yet? Marijuana is a god send for getting over the post op period and i forgot to say garlic, get loads of it down ya neck for the chemo it helped everybody i met on the ward.....and finally keep ya chin up, keep ya fists up and dont let it knock you on your arse

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No, I have to have 6months of chemo to shrink the tumor, then they are doing a lumpoctomy , then more chemo , I suffer from pelvic abcesses, so I'm prone to infection & suffer pain and fatigue most days anyway, so I'm not looking forward to this !

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the op wont be too bad from what ive heard you should be cool...i had a major bowel op/ colostomy and then 5 months later a liver hepandectomy midway through the 12 session chemo and 6 weeks of radiotherapy which finished last April and in June i was throwing myself around the skatepark again. The chemo even though i had the last one in April is still hanging around but the trick is to get the negative shit right out your head and get a new hobby (i chose indoor gardening lol)its easy to do and its not a strain on your energy levels. My advice is this...start a diary and write down how you feel every day, what you eat and at what times and use this as a basis of your self medication ie when to smoke or vape whatever and try to build a regime of treatment for yourself

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Thanks so much for the advice, sounds like you had a hard time, great to hear your bouncing back, it's the hair loss that I'm finding the hardest to come to terms with, they say it will fall out 3 weeks after treatment starts, found out this morning I start chemo on 6th jan !

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