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beowulf88
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Joined: Jul 2012

I was taken off the cisplatin after 7 months. The doctor said it was because I was getting too sick from the treatment. Scan coming up on the 5th. has anyone ever had meds changed before a scan is done? I don't feel much change to the tumor in the esophagus. Any thoughts? Is this a good or a bad sign? Still doing the 5fu and the rest of my chemo.
Thanks, Bill

beowulf88
Posts: 23
Joined: Jul 2012

Thanks William, I don't get a lot of answers from my Dr. He says no one will perform the surgery on me so that's a non starter. He may be considering a stent now, but from what I've heard they aren't a good idea. I only get a CT scan of the upper pelvic region. You think I should ask for a PET scan? I had one for the mets to the liver in January.
Also lately all I've wanted to do is sleep. I heard this isn't a good sign. Any suggestions on getting my energy levels up? Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks, Bill

beowulf88
Posts: 23
Joined: Jul 2012

My doctor doesn't want to prescribe it to me for some reason. I was given rejeneril by a friend and will ask the doctor about it next week. Have you ever heard of this? It's a dietary supplement for energy enhancement to battle fatigue. Probably some more hollistic stuff thaqt doesn't work but I figure I can post it on here and see if anyone has tried it.

bawa
Posts: 40
Joined: Sep 2012

Hi

Where will we find it and what is it? I have been noticing my sister's loss of energy. How to bring her back?

Bawa

beowulf88
Posts: 23
Joined: Jul 2012

It's a medicine used for adult attention deficit disorder. It is supposed to have an effect on people who suffer from fatigue. My doctor knows about it and confirms the postive reaction but won't prescribe it to me. Have your sister talk to her oncologist about it.
Bill

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