starting new chemo today

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   Posted 2/22/2005 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I start on Taxotere today.  I'm hoping the side effects will be minimal.  They were not bad with the other combo I was taking.  The onc. said they should be less with this one.  I've started having hot flashes at night and haven't had a period since Christmas.  But, I'm getting my old energy back and that's great! yeah
I've applied for a new position at work, so I'm hoping I get it.  It's more of an office job with no public contact.  That's what I really want.  Plus, I hate answering phones. 
DH is doing fine.  He's counting the days until the cast comes off - March 15! 
Other than that, we are just trying to stay dry.  The rain here is just horrible and there is no end in site!!!
Take care everyone and I am still here!  LOL
L & H,

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   Posted 2/22/2005 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's hoping you do well with your new chemo. I have not had any experience with it, so I can only wish you well. Glad to hear hubby is doing well. Hope you get the new job! You sound really good and positive. What a girl! Hugs. MK

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   Posted 2/22/2005 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   


You sound wonderful.  It is good to see your post.  Good Luck with the new job and won't it be great when the DH is cast free?

Love and hugs,




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   Posted 2/22/2005 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had taxotere and other than aches in the joints I was fine. One thing I noticed was the toll it took on my fingernails. This is not a vanity issue for me. The problem mine have been giving me is that they want to split straight down into the finger and its not fun. I would recommend asking if your dr. knows of any treatment you can give your fingernails to prevent this. I was told by someone that they used something in a little blue bottle and it kept hers fine. She could not remember the name. I asked if she drank it or put it on her fingernails, and she assured me she applied it to her fingernails. Just checking! LOL  Wish I had known about this. I did not lose any hair with this treatment, infact my hair grew while on it. Good luck and let us know how it goes. L&H Joyce

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   Posted 2/22/2005 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Kathy, I did not do that treatment either but it sounds like you have everything under control and a great attitude. I hope this treatment is easy for you and you get that new position at work.

Sara Dearing
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present!

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