Dec 13, 2012 - 3:51 pm
I saw my Oncologist yesterday having completed 3 rounds of this chemo. I was to have had Round 4 today but as my CA125 jumped up from 322 to 425 over this last month it is now off for me. I am quietly relieved as side effects were so awful! Burning hands and feet which blistered terribly and required me to visit my general practitioner every 2-3 days to have them dressed, chemical burns to my skin on various parts of my body - I have not been able to wear garments with sleeves or arm holes for the last month, could only wear a kaftan and no bra. Burning was terribly painful requiring painkillers.
Next Tuesday I start on Gemzar. Hoping this will be the chemo for me and get on top of this wretched disease! Does has anyone have experience of this chemo please?
I have just had my first anniversary of diagnosis and have been on chemo constantly apart from a brief 2 months at the end of carbo/taxol and going onto Doxil.
I wish you all as merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2013.