Monday, July 13, 2009

Chemo #4 is on for Wednesday

I went for my bloodwork and to meet with the oncologist this morning. Everything looks good for Wednesday. This will be a new drug, Docetaxel (aka Taxotere). It also includes taking a steroid (dexamethasone) ahead of time to help prevent nausea, fluid retention and allergic reactions. Of course that has its own side effects (sigh). And I still have to do the 5 neupogen shots after to keep my white blood counts up.


On the bright side, I went for a very nice walk in King's park while waiting for the bloodwork to be processed, and had a lovely lunch with a friend from work after I was done with the appointments.

7 comments:

  1. Hope all goes well for you on Wed. and beyond. I'm rooting for you.

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  2. you can get thru it, my big brave sister.

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  3. You can do this ... you only have three.

    Hang in there ... make sure to blog everything you are experiencing ... I think it makes it easier.

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  4. Good luck on Wednesday Beth. Hope you and Carter had a great time at Folk Festival.

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  5. The taxotere was pretty miserable with me. I had electric jolts of pain in my legs that would hit about the second day after chemo. Just sort of endured it, but I pretty much was laid up the weekend. Forewarned is forearmed. Good luck.

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  6. I'll be thinking of you on Wednesday ... good luck ... you are almost through this!

    Sheila, B.C.

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  7. Good Luck on Wednesday. Will be praying for you:)

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