Apr 24, 2003 - 11:34 am
I had a Radical Cystectomy and ileal conduit performed on March 5. 2003. They did find traces of cancer in 2 out of 12 lymph nodes they took from that area. I have just had my first session of Chemo Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Tues., I had Gemzar and Wed., I had cysplatin. I think this is more common for lung cancer, but because I have some heart issues, there was another set of medicines my oncologist did not want to use for chemo, because it could adversely effect the heart. Is there anyone out there who had had this combination of drugs? Also, today, Thursday, I feel relatively normal, no side effects yet, although I was told by the nurse you can have reactions a couple of days later. I am just pleasantly surprised, because I was prepared for worse. Has anyone gone thru treatments without reactions? I do have four months to go, so who knows what will happen in the following weeks. I am just curious about other peoples experiences with chemo. Thanks.