Yesterday afternoon at about 5 PM I quite suddenly sensed that I might vomit. Ran to my purse, grabbed the zofran and swallowed one within moments of that sensation. All turned out well. I did develop a queasy tummy that lasted most of the evening but the urge to throw up passed quickly.
This was my first experience with sudden nausea since starting the abraxane. I don't know if it's typical or not, but I was sure glad that I had meds right on hand and that they worked immediately. This why I carry the zofran with me. If something could hit me that quickly, I want to be able to treat it.
I learned the trick of carrying what you need from a support group I used to attend. My dad was very sick at the time and since I live on the opposite side of the country, I was worried and never had enough information to satisfy my curiosity. The group members suggested that I always carry some ativan with me, just in case. I already was in the habit of carrying pain meds. Adding a couple of tiny ativan pills was an easy fix. And I remembered this trick when I started the current chemo.
Feel free to pass the tip along!