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still fighgting

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Well I made it thru the whole brain radiation, lost my hair, felt sick most of the time.  I have to wait a few weeks for a folllow up MRI  but in the mean time they found some disease in a few lymphnodes and a small spot on my hip.  No rest for the weary..started right on Abraxane.  First treatment was 1/2/2013.  I don't think I feel that bad from it.  It's hard to tell because I still have the effects of the radiation.  They said those could last 6-8 weeks.

The rads also caused swelling in my nasal passages and ear canals which have become infected so I am having trouble hearing too.  I got steroid drops and anti biotics today so hopefully they will kick in over the weekend.

Just wondering how others have done on the Abraxane.  I will be getting a treatment every three weeks. The doc said the side effects will be similar to the Taxol.  I was achy for a few days and tired but not really sick.  When I was doing Taxol my hair started growing back! Hoping for that. 


HUgs to all


New Flower
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I am glad to see your post. Yes, keep fighting there is hope and future for you and your family. Sorry for all side efeects, hopefully your brain is clear fromcancer and sidE Effect will go away.

Hugs back

New Flower

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Hey Dana,

       Thank you for the update. Praying for good MRI results. Glad your not feeling to bad. Hope that continues. You always in my prayers. Stay strong. Be well.

Take care darlin Kay

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Sister in Pink.  Hoping for wonderful news regarding your MRI.  Please know that we are here for you, sending positive thoughts and loads of prayers.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure in 2013.

Vicki Sam


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Alexis F
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Good to see your update Dana.  Praying for good news on your MRI!

Hugs, Lex

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Double Whammy
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Glad the rads are over and hope they did the trick.  Best of luck on the Abraxane and knocking the mets back.  Sending hugs and prayers.


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Congrats on finishing rads and keep fighting! 

Hugs, Jan

Pink Rose
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Dana, sending you lots of prayers and hoping that you will get good MRI results.

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As long as there is hope, why not keep fighting?  I think that is how most of us here feel.

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