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Doe1504
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My 4th and last red devil is on Monday and I will be so glad! I have not had a lot of SE and what I have had were not terrible. Thank God! The 3rd was the worst and within a week I was wiped out physically, but, feel much better now.  The dr. is going to wait 3-4 weeks to give me a short break before we start the 12 weekly Taxol.  I will be glad and hope my taste comes back enough between these drugs to eat some good stuff.

 

Carlee
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Congrats early for your last red devil on Monday Doe!

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creampuff91344
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Sounds like you have gotten through the Adriamycin with little SE's.   Only one more, and you can be done.  The Taxol won't be near as bad.  I was given a triple chemo cocktail, TAC (Taxotere, Adriamycin, and Cytoxin), and had six treatments.  Almost brought me to my knees.  Also, I was on a trial sponsored by Johns Hopkins, trying to eliminate the Adriamycin for future patients.  So far, all has been okay, no recurrence, and I have just passed my fifth year since end of treatment.  Anyone who has not taken Adriamycin (Red Devil) should thank their lucky stars, as this drug is the most destructive to the patient.  As far as your taste buds, you will probably regain your taste after a couple of weeks past treatment. Just letting you know you should be very proud of yourself for getting through this part of your treatment.  Good luck with your last Red Devil and also your Taxol....it will be behind you before you know it.  Hugs, Judy

Nana Sue
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Joined: Jul 2013

Good luck today!

Lynne P
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Joined: May 2013

Congrats!

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CypressCynthia
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Congrats!!!!!  Job well done!  Sending healing hugs and prayers!!!

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Jobi
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I hated the red devil, so I know exactly how special this is for you!  Wonderful news!

Dorene

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coco2008
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I know it's been a very rough road for you.  My prayers will be with you on Monday and for the weeks that follow.  Just remember you kicked Red Devils butt by not letting it beat you.

You're tougher than "Rocky" and I can't figure out why they don't make a movie about you.

Hugs and prayers.

Sandy

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Double Whammy
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It seems odd, doesn't it, to be looking forward to having the chemotherapy, but it's the last one (of Ardiamyacin) and you can begin to recuperate from its ugliness.  I did not have Adriamyacin, I had Taxotere, and I had enough side effects to be so thankful I didn't have the "Red Devil".  Congratulations on putting this demon to rest.

Suzanne

Cheryl S
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Joined: Jun 2013

Congrats!  This is really important and such good news!

taylor manny
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Joined: May 2013

Congrats!

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jessiesmom1
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I had 4 rounds of A/C (Adriamycin/Cytoxan) every other week followed immediately by 12 weekly rounds of Taxotere. I did reasonably well during the A/C rounds but for the dreaded hair loss. For me, the Taxotere rounds were MUCH more difficult. Please remember that everyone reacts differently. There are no guarantees that you will react well (or poorly) to your Taxol rounds. This topic has been addressed in threads in the past and the experiences run the gamut from nearly negligible side effects to having every side effect under the sun. I hope the side effects you experience are minimal. Since I pretty much sailed through the A/C rounds I had expected/hoped to do as well on the Taxotere rounds. Sadly that was not to be. I am, three years out from my last chemo infusion and am doing well. I have a full head of hair and all my fingernails as well as new and perkier breasts.

I wish you much luck.

IRENE

Doe1504
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Joined: May 2013

Thanks to all of you for the kind, sweet words. It has been bad enough, but not horrible! I am so glad to be ready to have this behind me. I have made it through 5 mos of my worst nightmare and only about 3 mos to go, thank God! I am on the uphill side and looking forward to being done. I pray for all you guys on this site daily. "We're gonna make it after all " ( for those who remember Laverne and Shirley) lol Again, thanks for the the kinds words. Hugs to you all :)

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camul
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and finished 12 more Adriamycin pushes the last week of June 2013. So glad you hage this behind you and pray that ypu will sail on through the next round with little or no se.

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VickiSam
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Strength,  I wish and hope smooth sailing with this last dose of chemo before starting your Taxol.  Hydrate, Hydrate, and hydrate again.

I will be keeping you in good thoughts and prayers.

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

 

Vicki Sam

Doe1504
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I am now DONE with Red Devil!!!! Prasie the Lord! I have a 3-4 break before I start Taxol. SE will start now, but, this will be the last of the worst! Happy :)

Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers.

Dolores

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Angie2U
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Congrats Dolores!

Doe1504
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Thank you all! I so love the support I get here. You all are the best!!!!

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Ritzy
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The biggest of congrats to you!

Sue :)

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DebbyM
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Huge accomplishment and congrats! 

Hugs, Debby

June Bugs
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I never had chemo but I do know this is big!  So, congrats!

JJDS
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Joined: Apr 2013

Finishing this chemo is a very big deal and you deserve a big congratulations!

Hugs, JJ

Doe1504
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Thanks! Now I start Taxol, which hopefully won't be too bad.

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Ritzy
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Congrats!  Wishing you good luck with Taxol! 

Sue :)

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Kristin N
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Congrats!

JJDS
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Joined: Apr 2013

Congrats Dolores! 

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ladybug22
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I hated the red devil,  as well  you go girl

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Ritzy
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Congrats!

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jnl
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Goodbye to Red Devil!  Congrats to you!

 

Hugs, Leeza

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