I went for my first dose of herceptin on Wednesday. I was given a bed on the day ward of the Shooting Star Unit and a loading dose of herceptin was administered via canula over a 1 1/2 hour period. My veins were still shut down on my left side so the canula had to go in on my affected side but it went in first time which was a relief.
I have had lots of assurances from friends that I would be fine and I was. It was weird lieing there expecting those sensations relating to chemo but not getting any. I was surrounded by lovely nurses and people and some friends came to visit which broke up the day nicely.
I am on day 2 following the herceptin and (touch wood) no side effects so far!
It was my gorgeous little boys birthday yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating being 11 with him.