Oct 19, 2004 - 9:34 pm
Well, I'm on my secound bout with this horrid disease -- this time mets to my liver. I am on the Folfox treatment (Leucovorin, 5-FU, Oxolipaton, and Avastin) and I am NOT tollerating it well. Even after the adjusted my dose, I'm still sick and puking for 5 to 6 days after treatment. Before i started treatment, the doc said this is a treatment that most tolerate well. I guess not with me! Has anyone else had severe side effects including neuopathy, nausea, and EXTREME sensitivity to cold? (it feels like I am swallowing liquid nitrogen when I drink anything colder than tap water) I would love to hear what anyone is doing to combat side effects. I really don't know what would be worse, dying of cancer or living through chemo for another six months (of course I know the answer and don't plan on giving up my fight) but when you're laying on the couch watching unending Oprah and Dr. Phil shows, sometimes you'd just rather breath your last! Any advice?