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Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/7/2005 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to check in with you to see how everything is going. Im hoping that the chemo and shots have been easy on you. I started Taxol last week and had my 2nd today. Not too bad a little body aches and tired all the time. Keep me posted.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


chantry31
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   Posted 11/8/2005 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bernadette,
Glad to hear that the Taxol is going ok. Did you try the tips for not losing your fingernails? Do you still have your eyebrows and eyelashes? I've had a bit of a cold and they almost had to delay my 3rd A/C - my counts were at 1400, and they usually want them at 1500 - but we went ahead anyways. I always find the 2nd day after to be really rough - verrrrrry tired. But then I seem to bounce back by the 4-5th days. We'll probably have to delay my 4th A/C though because of blood counts.

You say that you are tired all the time....I cant even imagine also having to work through all of this. I hope that I won't get too tired - some days its already hard enough to find the energy to take care of my little one.

Kathy - I hope you're doing ok. i havent seen any posts from you in a while.

Take care both!

Chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/8/2005 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Chantry

Im so glad everything is going good. I know how it is with the blood counts I have missed 2 treatments because of mine. I also find the 2nd day to be the hardest. Today I felt wonderful all day but tomarrow will probably be aches and tired again. I have 6 treatments left and the 2-4 weeks break before rads. It looks like I will be all done by March. Im not as worried about rads except for the fact that you have to go everyday :( I dont like that idea at all. I have my lashes and brows but they are thinning out I have eyelashes in the middle but not on the sides and none on the bottom my brows are half gone too. So far it does not bother me too much. Are you doing a shot after chemo? that should bring your counts back up.he
Take care and thanks for the letter.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


chantry31
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   Posted 11/9/2005 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Bernadette,
Fortunately I havent had to have any shots. My onco said that there is only one doctor in all of southern Ontario that does the dose dense schedule (every two weeks), and she isnt the one. So I go every three weeks. No shots (yet anyways). I've always been fairly healthy, so I hope that is helping me as I go through the treatments. I have my chemo on Tuesdays and by Sat. I'm feeling so-so.By Monday I'm usually back to close to normal - but those two o'clock feedings`do take their toll. I cant wait until DD starts to sleep through the night. I'm not sure if I'm doing rads or not. I've gone for genetic testing so we'll see what happens.
I hope you're feeling ok today!

Chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


Kattbird
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   Posted 11/9/2005 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   

I'm still around girls. Just haven't felt like posting. I've been sick since last Thursday with the flu or just some viral thing going aorund. I had a temp of 101 Thursday and Friday night. Was feeling so cold went to bed and covered up and was still freezing. That finally kind of broke off, but now I have crap in my chest that won't come out. I went to my family doc on Monday and he gave me an antibiotic and an inhaler. Today is Wednesday and I'm nt feeling any different than I was on Monday. I am usually waking up in the middle of the night and will start coughing and it's a real dry cough and I almost lose my breath as you kind of inhale to cough out. Last night I thought I may die, because it was these short spurts of trying to cough and I could't catch my breath. This inhaler seems to break up the crap a little but not enough to bring it up and spit it out. I also went to the Onc on Monday after leaving the other doc's office to have my counts checked and they were fine. I was supposed to go on Friday for followup but I was so sick I had to cancel. So I have not been having a very good time here. I have missed 4 days of work and my check is going to suck. I go for a left breast mammo on the 16th, then back for my 4th cocktail the next day.

My treatments have been on Thursdays and usually by Saturday I feel kind of yucky. I haven't really felt tired. I still have my eyebrows,lashes. None under my arms or my legs below the knees. But I have this massive hair on the back of my thighs which I wouldn't mind going away permanently tongue . I told my mom I am not cooking Thanksgiving this year and don't want to be bothered with trying to entertain anyone that day either. We have ordered a turkey meal from Safeway for $40 which will be fully cooked and all we have to do is heat it up. It comes with the stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, 12 dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie. It's supposed to serve 6-8 people. The turkey is supposed to be between 10-12lbs which is about the size I usually cook. So that's what has been happening with me. Thanks for checking on us. I just haven't really felt like posting much lately.


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/10/2005 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy

Sorry about you not feeling so good. Did you call your Onc when you had the temp? mine said to call her anytime it was over 99. I hate to see you have that cough but I know what you are going through remember how long I had that cough I felt like it would be with me forever.

Why are you having a left breast mammo? Is there something they want to check on?

Hey your thanksgiving meal sonds perfect we still have not decided what we are doing. My son lives here but my daughter is 2 1/2 hours away and she works 7 days a week. We had an invite to go up to some friends cabin but it is a 5 hour drive and I have to work the day after so I dont think we will make that.

I wish you a quick recovery and an easier time with your chemo, Im so sorry that it has been hard on you. Keep posting though it will make you feel better. Take care.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


chantry31
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   Posted 11/10/2005 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy, I'm so sorry that your are feeling so ill. I hope that you can rest alot this weekend and try to get yourself back to normal. I hope that your doctors know about your situation and that they have given you something - dont let this turn into pneumonia.
I hope you both (and everyone one this site) has a great Thanksgiving! Find those children/grandchilren/pets/partners and friends of yours (not neccissarily in that order) and give them all a big hug.

Prayers and hugs

Chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


Kattbird
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   Posted 11/10/2005 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   

The Onc where I did my radiation wants me to get mammo's every 6 months for the next 2 years. So this month is 6 months since the last mammo. I'm only getting the bad boob done. Then 6 months from now, both. Then just the left one and back and forth like that for 2 years. I called my nurse today just to ask even though my counts are way up and normal will it still take me a little longer to get over a flu or cold and she said yes. I've been trying to use the inhaler my family doc prescribed for me and is helping some. I just hope I'm feeling almost 100% next week for my next chemo. I'm just sick of feeling like crap all the time. And most, I can't stand this crummy taste/dryness in my mouth! mad I probably won't even feel like eating any Thanksgiving dinner.

Anyway, hugs to everyone.

Kathy

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