Aug 03, 2009 - 12:22 pm
I finished taxol #6 on time; had somewhat of a reaction but my daughter flew home and cooked three meals a day and poured fluids into me. We watched videos in the afternoon and talked in between naps. One thing I have learned from this cancer is how much I love my family and how much they love me brings tears to my eyes!
I had four taxeteres for the breast cancer 10 years ago and now six taxols. I am having some problems with pain in my toes and fingertips. I tried neurotin which controlled the pain but made me feel so anxious in the chest I couldn't take it. I am back to taking an early evening shower and putting my feet up before bedtime to help it ease off. My gyn/onc said the neuropathy ususally worsens at four to six months; then improves some and then at one year what is left is most likely permanent. Has anyone tried any other medications successfully besides neurotin?
Because I completed cancer treatment for breast cancer about 10 years ago going through another cancer has been tough. I do brachytherapy this week (will have five treatments). Right now I am trying to figure out how to cope with these taxol toes and pain in the ball of the foot.