Nov 22, 2012 - 6:04 pm
I am currently undergoing TAC Checmo for Stage 2B breast cancer. I have had my first treatment (one week ago), and am just wanting to talk to people who are/have gone thru this to ensure that my symptoms are normal....not freakish.
I'd also like to understand more the "Cycle" of chemo...so if anyone has any information that is in basic English ....that I don't need my PhD to read
I understand what chemo does - but my question is more like......ok, if I'm a heroin addict, and I take my shot....it goes thru my system in "X" amount of time. So if I did my chemo 7 days ago, Why do I get the runs a week later. Why does my foot hurt today and my ribs yesterday?
And lastly are there any sisters out there who also suffer from Crohn's Disease along with this wonderful cancer we all have? I also possess that great disease, have had it for about 25 years now. (I am 44 now). I haven't had any Crohn's symptoms in about 5 years ....Remicade put me into a "remission" of sorts.....and now all of a sudden, I'm experiencing a lot of symptoms that I haven't felt in years....just wondering if there's any others in this canoe with me.
Thanks for taking the time to read....