May 30, 2013 - 7:42 am
Just an update: I had my first infusion of oxalaplatin on May 23 and just got up now. It has been a solid week of nausea, cramps (both leg and abdomen), pins and needles in my hands feet and lips, cold sensitivity. I did not eat for 5 days: bites and sips but nothing substantial.
The onc first checked to see if he had over-dosed me but had not. He has treated hundreds of patients with the drug and never saw this reaction. He said I reacted like it was the 8th round, not the first. Im not allergic but am sensitive to it.
Too dangerous to do that again because the effects are ***ulative and can cause permanent damage which is not worth it for me. I will stay on xeloda by pill but no more oxy! Thank God!! I am relieved that I am alive frankly. I had some dark moments when I thought I was not going to make it.