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Taxol and Avastin plus Procrit: spa day with chemo 3.1.3

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After my surgery 1/30/09 at UC Irvine Medical Center, they transferred me to a rehab facility. After a few days I found it easier to think of it as the spa than as a rehab center. My lovely room mate … Continue reading

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Taxol without Avastin: chemo 3.1.1 and MRI

The last session of chemo I had a reaction to the Carboplatin®, so my hemonc decided to end that regimen (that would have been my last set in the series) and start the new regimen: Taxol® and Avastin®. I need … Continue reading

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energizing rhythms

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Still feeling weak, presumably, from the exciting events of chemo on Friday. It feels like the transfusion has still not kicked in–last time I felt a surge on Monday following the Friday’s transfusion. I suppose the body doesn’t always react … Continue reading

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relaxing at the marina

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My husband is working around the loft, cleaning everything, while I am just as listless as I could possibly be. He says I can go a day without working. So while Marvin worked, I took his advice and went out … Continue reading

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post chemo reaction crash

After yesterday’s chemo reaction, I woke up feeling wasted even though I slept well through the whole night. I have spent the day doing mostly nothing physical. I worked a bit (computer work) this morning and then spent a few … Continue reading

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Carboplatin® reaction: chemo 2.5.1 and transfusion

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We started out with blood tests, because this was my return to chemo following the one-week break. Findings: white blood cells low but still chemo worthy and red blood cells low: time for another transfusion and then chemo. The anemia … Continue reading

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my first blood transfusion

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Yesterday I got a transfusion instead of chemo. I guess it takes a few days to take effect, so I’m still out of breath and cold. Even though I didn’t have chemo, Marvin still got me a scarf and, this … Continue reading

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anemia postponed my chemo 2.2.3

What a busy week. Work has been intense as we had two events and other business that even without the fatigue of cancer are overwhelming. Saturday I missed our big event of the year–our graduation banquet–because my white blood cell … Continue reading