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 cumulative 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.