TOMORROW,TOMORROW

KATE58
KATE58 Member Posts: 299
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Well tomorrow I start a new (6th time) round of chemo,Irinatecan,
so wish me luck.I'm not as anxious as I thought I would be,
Maybe it's starting to feel normal!!

Talked to my doctor on friday and we talked about what all of you said about
the side effects and drugs you took to alleviate them.

She said she already added some atropine into my premeds along with zofran and decadron.
Zofran really worked for me with folfox so hopefully it will work as well with irinotecan.
She said if zofran did not work,we would save emend as a last resort,because it should be given with steroids for 3-4 days and she knows how much I hate steroids.I have a VERY low tolerance for any kind of stimulant(a cup of coffee keeps me awake for about 20 hours which was great in college,not so much now !)and I never sleep the first night of chemo because of the decadron ( they give me the lowest dose possible)She also said this time she is only giving me half dose 'cause she wants to see how I'll handle it,so I guess I shouldn't worry about it this time.

My friend Marti, got me into playing this game 'FARMVILLE' on FACE BOOK,
it's a silly thing but it's keeping me occupied.
Like the name suggests you build a fake 'farm 'and grow fake'crops' and harvest and sell them.
(I don't know who buys them, you harvest, they disappear, and fake money appears to buy more fake seed)I'm saving to buy a fake house and a fake cow and I need a fake chicken coop so I can sell fake eggs.

anyhoooooo,wish me luck for tomorrow,please say a prayer for me.
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE
KATE

Comments

  • Julie 44
    Julie 44 Member Posts: 476
    Best Wishes
    Kate,
    Good luck with your new treatment I know it will go just fine..You seem to have a handle on it so good for you...
    I know alot of people who enjoy farmville so keep on farming....
    You are in my prayers....JULIE
  • KATE58
    KATE58 Member Posts: 299
    Julie 44 said:

    Best Wishes
    Kate,
    Good luck with your new treatment I know it will go just fine..You seem to have a handle on it so good for you...
    I know alot of people who enjoy farmville so keep on farming....
    You are in my prayers....JULIE

    Thanks Julie,
    right after i

    Thanks Julie,

    right after i posted i went to my farm to harvest strawberries,
    and some one had sent me a chicken coop ( and chickens) as a gift,now..
    if someone would just send me a cow......
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    KATE58 said:

    Thanks Julie,
    right after i

    Thanks Julie,

    right after i posted i went to my farm to harvest strawberries,
    and some one had sent me a chicken coop ( and chickens) as a gift,now..
    if someone would just send me a cow......

    Facebook
    Try Farkle!!
    You be hooked!!LOL

    Brooks
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Best of luck, Kate, I have a
    Best of luck, Kate, I have a feeling it is going to go very well!
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Farmville
    Hi, Kate.

    Good luck tomorrow! I'll be praying things go very well.

    Watch out for Farmville! I'm on Facebook, as well, and my farm is out of control. It sort of runs my life now. *grins* Look me up on there when you have time (real name Gail Keefe).

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • KATE58
    KATE58 Member Posts: 299
    tootsie1 said:

    Farmville
    Hi, Kate.

    Good luck tomorrow! I'll be praying things go very well.

    Watch out for Farmville! I'm on Facebook, as well, and my farm is out of control. It sort of runs my life now. *grins* Look me up on there when you have time (real name Gail Keefe).

    *hugs*
    Gail

    Thanks everyone!
    I'll keep

    Thanks everyone!
    I'll keep you updated.

    GOD BLESS
    KATE


    P.S. Has anyone heard from shayenne (Donna)?
    The last post I saw from her was wed or thur
    I'm hoping she's just busy on holiday.
  • Mike49
    Mike49 Member Posts: 261
    Good luck
    I am on Irinotecan now and find it alot better than Folfox, I also get the Erbitux and the rash. I hope your day passes easily and your stomach stays calm.

    Mike
  • Muzzy
    Muzzy Member Posts: 175
    half way there
    Your half way there that is great news. I will say a prayer for you tonight.
    You will make it YOUNG LADY.
    Jeff
    Just happy to be here!!
  • JDuke
    JDuke Member Posts: 438
    Kate
    I will be thinking of you as you start the new chemo. Stay strong, you can do it!!! If I was on Farmville I would send you a cow :) Take care and know you are in my prayers.
    Joanne
  • thready
    thready Member Posts: 474
    In my prayers
    Kate,
    You are in my prayers today, best wishes. I am going to look into farmville so I can send you a heard of cows and a house!
    Jan
  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    Good luck with it.I hope all
    Good luck with it.I hope all goes well.B+!
  • Shayenne
    Shayenne Member Posts: 2,342

    Good luck with it.I hope all
    Good luck with it.I hope all goes well.B+!

    Hi Kate!
    Zofran did crap for me with Irinotecan, good luck with it, wow, I thought the chemo was gonna kill me on my first treatment, I was so sick, no puking, but I couldn't move, eat or drink, the nausea was overwhelming, but felt better once unhooked, I was able to eat alittle toast and saltines. They did start me on Emend the next treatment, and it's been great ever since, I'm on my 16th treatment I think, and now when I get disconnect from the pump, I don't even get too tired to do anything anymore, I actually run around the next day doing chores and cooking and all, I think my body got used to it!

    I wish you luck with your treatments! they are taking the Irinotecan after 3 more treatments, giving the body a break from it every other week, and keeping me on the Avastin and 5fu every 3 weeks, which will be better for me, since it's stabilizing the disease.

    I am also on Farmville and Do play Farkle as well! Look me up under Donna Gorslene :)
    I love that game LOL... keeps me busy as well ;)

    Hugsss!
    ~Donna
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392
    Good Luck :)
    You sound dialed in, Kate

    Seems like your game plan is a good one - best of luck on the treatments and here's to success!

    -Craig
  • luv3jay
    luv3jay Member Posts: 533
    Good luck with your
    Good luck with your treatments, Kate. You are in my prayers!

    -Sheri