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kmenurse
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Well I have one treatment down and 3 more to go... I had an allergic reaction to the Taxotere... worst back pain I had ever felt... And that was with Benedryl, Decadron, and zantac on board... They changed Taxotere to Abraxane and I sailed through without any more problems... Next treatment 6/19.  Now I set and wait for my hair to fall out... lol

Josie21
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Hi Kathy,

Only 3 more to go!! Now that they know what you are allergic to, I hope you sail through your last 3.

Hugs,

Ginny

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hope67
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How are you feeling? Great to hear from you, you sound ok.

Hugs, Carmen

 

toatley75
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You and I are on the same treatment plan it seems. I had my first treatment 5/24 and will have my next one 6/14.  Sorry you had a reaction. I have been doing okay myself. Had some stomach problems, but they have seem to go away after changing my diet.  Just hoping I get through the stage of low WBC.  Of course, I don't know how any of this will be since I have never done this before. I am too waiting for my hair to fall out, but hopfully not until school is out since I am a teacher and the kids don't know what is going on yet. I didn't want to leave them with that on their summer break.

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kmenurse
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toatley75... That must be hard for you to go to work each day and acting like nothing has changed in your life...

I am doing fine some side effects... tired, weak, nothing tastes good, but forcing myself to eat. I injected my first Neulasta today with Benedryl so waiting on reaction to that.  Onco nurse told me to use Motrin (or the like) for any bone pain.  I really feel that I'm doing better then anticipated. But we'll see what tomorrow brings.... God Bless! Kathy

toatley75
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It's hard to keep everything quiet, but luckily things have not changed for me physically so it seems like everything is normal.  That may not be the case when I come back to work when school starts again, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.  I don't have the shot to take so I'm glad about that. I didin't even know about the shot until someone else asked me if I was taking it. Hope you and I both continue to feel as good as we do.

Taryn

Rague
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I had a different reaction to Neulasta than I've others have.  No pain at all but an hour almost to the minute after injection I would go to sleep for an hour. It was like a switch turned.  Thankfully I had them for my 4 A/C - not with the 12 Taxol.

Winyan -The Power Within

Susan

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