Hello again Bev
Yes thank you the first taxotere went well. They managed the cannula at the third attempt so that's one better than last time. Not much in the way of side effects yet although they say the muscle and joint pains start at about days 4 and 5 but let's hope I don't get those. I'm sitting here in the black nail polish which is unbelievably hideous !
In fact I've got only 2 treatments left as I'm having just 6 in total - 3 x FEC and 3 x Taxotere so I'm two thirds of the way through now. That's a good feeling.
My onc is trying me on Effexor now for the hot flashes. You say you take 'the smallest dose available'. Do you mean 37.5 mg? She's given me that to start with but then moving up to 75 after the first four days which I didn't really want. I can't break them into 2 as they're capsules but I guess if I find the smaller dose is enough I can take one alternate days. I'll see how I get on anyway.
Not sure how I feel about food yet but the fridge is full of eggs just in case ! Great to read about your results on your other post.
Hello again Bev and thanks for the info about the Effexor.
Well - famous last words about the side effects. Since I last posted I've been feverish, had pains in my head, bad stomach and gut pains, diarrhoea, aching leg muscles, sore mouth, bad taste in mouth and general exhaustion ! I seem able to move around only very slowly - not at my usual speed at all. Let's hope things improve tomorrow ! But I've read some good things about the results they've had with Taxotere so I shall persevere.
No I haven't got any kids - in fact I've never been married and I live alone which is something I appreciate very much at the moment as I seem to need lots of peace and quiet. I've got loads of good friends and neighbours though who I can call on for the odd bit of help with shopping or lifts to the hospital as I don't seem able to drive very far at the moment - chemo brain seems to be setting in !