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New chemo

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I started the second phase of my chemo treatment (Taxotere/Herceptin). I am tolerating this one much better than the red devil. I have to take cortisone for three days so having trouble falling asleep but minor issue compared to the yuck feeling I had for days following with the red devil.
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    So glad to hear this one's better. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    1982 days ago
    It's been horrible today. I'm having flu symptoms, but it's the chemo doing it and not actual flu; big relief there. The onco nurse said that I can expect about 3 days of this and that it's common for the effects of this therapy to hit several days later, then right after, as the AC did. At least my stomach is not upset. These side effects started Sunday afternoon, so hopefully I'll be feeling better by tomorrow.
    1986 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/13/2012 7:29:52 PM
    hugs prayers and all good thoughts to you - remember whenever you can do something good for yourself - do it - basic nutrition at a living cellular level helped many of my friends who are going through similar trials.
    loving support - BB
    1986 days ago
    Hoping for the best for you!
    1986 days ago
    I just had basically the same conversation with a good friend of mine who was diagnosed with breast cancer and is going through chemo as well. Just one more treatment for her. She said she takes the steroids before (?)/with the chemo and it makes all the difference as far as her not getting sick right away. She feels it the next day, however.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers on this journey. Hugs, Pat
    1986 days ago
    This is great news. I'm sure it really helps your sense of well being! emoticon
    1988 days ago
    I am glad this one is easier on you - I never realized there were different kinds of chemo until a friend was telling me about his different treatments.
    1988 days ago
    Just wishing that you continue to tolerate this lot better...
    1988 days ago
    Mom and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Holly emoticon
    1989 days ago
    My DS told me . . . lots and lots of water before the chemo helped a lot with tolerating it . . . . depending upon what your oncologist says, of course!

    All best . . . we're all rooting for you!!
    1989 days ago
    True, chemo is no fun, but they've come a long way in treating for the side effects. I had horrible indigestion with the Adriamycin but I rarely had the heavy nausea that often comes with it.
    1989 days ago
    You are in my prayers...My father had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma for 15 years and those chemo treatments are a bitc*. You look great in your picture! Hope all goes well with the rest of the chemo emoticon
    1989 days ago
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