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7/27/08 3:46 P

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Chiming in late here...I hope that you are feeling well! One down...


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7/15/08 9:30 P

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I hope your tummy was feeling good enough so you could enjoy your soup!

Today was my first really good eating day since getting chemo last Thursday. It always feels good to be able to start eating again.

You'll have to let me know if your chemo and prescription mix really makes you gain weight. I can't keep the weight on me! I guess it doesn't help that I only feel up to eating fresh fruit for a couple of days immediately afterwards, though. I've been eating lots of watermelon, too, but I'm hoping all the moisture in the watermelon is helping keep my fluids up. I'm constantly thirsty, yet it seems so difficult to drink.

Keeping fingers crossed for you that the Neulasta shot doesn't make you feel achy! My back is starting to sing me a little song tonight so I think my shot is starting to kick in. I just hope my jaw doesn't ache for two days like last time.

I think my next chemo is July 31st. I chose Thursdays, because the chemo takes about a day to a day and a half to hit me. So I'm able to work on Friday semi-decent. And then I can spend the entire weekend resting. I was really hoping the weekend would be enough, but I'm finding Monday and Tuesday to be really bad for trying to think. But I'm coming along faster than I did the first time around so hopefully tomorrow won't be too bad.

I added an extra week into one of my cycles because I need to be able to pick up my son from camp in August. So I should be finishing up mid-October. I have a lot of decisions to make before moving on to the radiation though. Since I'm BRCA1, I should consider a double mastectomy - and I'm told reconstruction could go easier if I have it done before I do the radiation. I just haven't been able to wrap my brain around any of that part of it yet.

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7/15/08 6:43 P

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I had my chemo yesterday...details on my SparkPage. I'm feeling a bit queasy, so I took an Anzemet (unlike the Compazine, it won't make me sleepy) so hopefully I'll be able to eat some soup later.

I got the Neulasta shot today, then that's it until July 28! I go every two weeks for 16 weeks, so I should be done by Oct 20, then it's on to radiation.

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7/15/08 1:15 P

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My thoughts are with you, Ivylass! You can do it, and we're all here for you.

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7/14/08 12:15 P

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Ivy, I've prayed for you several times today. Let us know how it went with for your first chemo today.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you!
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7/10/08 10:30 P

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Hey, I see you're online here as I type this...Just want you to know that I really feel for you having to go through this once again and that I'm praying for you. I'm putting your name on my prayer list. Take it a day & moment at a time. This, too, shall pass!

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7/10/08 2:54 A

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Sorry you have to go through this again Ivy.
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7/9/08 10:57 P

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Its always better to go thru something like this with someone else & you & Lori have each other.
Keep us posted....don't be afraid to vent...that's what your team is here for!
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7/9/08 6:15 P

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Hi IVY,
I'll be praying for you Monday.

I have a friend who did chemo for brain cancer. She is a doctor. She told me that she made a mistake the first day she had chemo by not taking her anti-nausea meds BEFORE the chemo. YVY, take the medicine BEFORE you need it. It's meant to PREVENT the nausea and it's more difficult if you're already nauseated. Just a tip from someone who has ever had to have chemo!

God Bless you!
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Good luck Ivy. My thoughts are with you during this ordeal. Just breathe through it. I did just fine so I don't have much wisdom to give you. Just know you have a whole team behind you to help hold you up. emoticon emoticon

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7/9/08 6:00 P

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Lori2008 e-mailed me a bunch of tips...thanks! I will go in at 2pm, then go in the next afternoon for my white blood cell booster shot. I also have prescriptions for anti-nausea meds.

I have an appointment to get my hair cut very short on Sunday. If my math is right, I should be done with chemo by late October.

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