Feb 23, 2005 - 7:53 pm
Hi all, Well I went to the chemo doctor today. He checked my bottom and the tumor has not shrunk, in fact, I have another growth growing off of it. He said that no matter how sick I get, we have to hit this as hard as we can. He is going to give me zofran, decatron, and ativan, when I have my treatments and then have me taking zofran and decatron at home. He said he couldn't guarantee that I won't still get sick, but we'll have to still go full speed ahead. I'm glad he's being aggressive treating this, but I'm so scared right now. I didn't expect it to keep growing. It's not supposed to happpen like that. Now my mind is working overtime, and I'm dreading surgery and I have no idea how long it will be before it will happen. He is also telling me that the decatron will cause me to feel like I've just drank two cups of coffee and will make me want to eat a lot and want salty things. Anyone here ever taken it??? Also, he is saying the zofran will cause constipation. I sure don't need that either, because I fight with that all the time anyhow. I start chemo usually caused diarehea. I've not had that at all. Also, my platelet count was low, but he said not low enough yet to not do chemo. What does this mean?? Also, he said I'm anemic. Is this normal side effects of the FOLFOX4?? I'm sorry so long. Just really worried right now. Thanks to you all. You have also been so informative, so I'm hoping someone will answer these questions. Love you all.