Sep 09, 2012 - 2:07 pm
Last year I had no problems with Taxol/Carbo. As I posted a few weeks ago, round 1 of taxol/cistplatin landed me in the hospital with bottomed out white counts and potassium, plus pneumonia.
Dr. has said he is going to reduce my dosage by 20% this time (both drugs). Also, he's having me on 500 mg. antibiotic for 10 days following each treatment. UGH! My son was here this past week, so I was really active. It was good for me, but after the chemo 5 weeks ago, and the pneumonia, I'm really tired. Trying to rest this weekend.
My dr. also said that if I get sick this time, he's going to change my regiment completely.
They also want me to go back in Tues.-Fri. for fluids as well as anti-nausea meds. Not a fun week, but I'll survive it!
I think I'm just really scared because I did get so sick last time. I think I was already getting sick before the treatment. Just had been kinda sluggish and achy, occasional low grade fever.
Thanks ladies. You're a great encouragement to me!!