1 chemo down 7 to go

xskeetshooter
xskeetshooter Member Posts: 169
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
thanks everyone for your strength, got the first AC chemo treatment 3 more than taxol..which i am worried about, being a red head. i hear i am more to react. hits the heart i hear.doing neupgen needles 7 days 1 to go. took a reaction on the 5 -6th needle very sick feeling.oh well still alive..lmao..god bless everyone

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  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    Hi xskeetshooter
    I finished a/c and have had 2 taxol/herceptin doses 2 weeks apart. I am fair, not a redhead but fair anyway. Ac wasnt a picnic but the taxol herceptin hasnt been terrible. I did have alot of achiness in my joints after cycle 1 of the taxol/herceptin so my oncologist started my on allegra which has helped alot. I also did develope itching and a slight rash on my right upper arm with the last infusion. I dont know what I reacted to. I called and they are going to premed me with something else next time around.

    Hang in there

    Linda T
  • xskeetshooter
    xskeetshooter Member Posts: 169
    mlmjt1 said:

    Hi xskeetshooter
    I finished a/c and have had 2 taxol/herceptin doses 2 weeks apart. I am fair, not a redhead but fair anyway. Ac wasnt a picnic but the taxol herceptin hasnt been terrible. I did have alot of achiness in my joints after cycle 1 of the taxol/herceptin so my oncologist started my on allegra which has helped alot. I also did develope itching and a slight rash on my right upper arm with the last infusion. I dont know what I reacted to. I called and they are going to premed me with something else next time around.

    Hang in there

    Linda T

    prayers are with you
    the more i read about taxol. the more i think i aint going to do it. might just do the 4 of ac then ask if i can just do radation..lmao..not funny really .
  • VickiSam
    VickiSam Member Posts: 9,079 Member

    prayers are with you
    the more i read about taxol. the more i think i aint going to do it. might just do the 4 of ac then ask if i can just do radation..lmao..not funny really .

    My prayers are with you and your family .. I can not believe al
    the various side efforts of chemo. It is crazy .. but also necessary to fight our breast cancer.

    Ask onc, ask the boards ..


    VickiSam
  • MyTurnNow
    MyTurnNow Member Posts: 2,686 Member
    The good news is that you're
    The good news is that you're 1 down. Just take it one day at a time and breathe. I'm sure you're goal is the same as the rest of us...to beat this beast. I don't think the road is an easy one but we have to be warrior's. Good luck as you continue your treatments!
  • xskeetshooter
    xskeetshooter Member Posts: 169
    MyTurnNow said:

    The good news is that you're
    The good news is that you're 1 down. Just take it one day at a time and breathe. I'm sure you're goal is the same as the rest of us...to beat this beast. I don't think the road is an easy one but we have to be warrior's. Good luck as you continue your treatments!

    one day at a time sweet jesus
    your right
  • Marcia527
    Marcia527 Member Posts: 2,729
    When I felt sick they said
    When I felt sick they said to eat a little. Empty stomach makes it worse.

    The first Taxotere the nurse sat with me to watch for an allergic reaction. I got the tightness of chest and she had to slow down the drip. Ask any questions to your onc or nurse so you know what to expect.
  • I too had 8 treatments. I am
    I too had 8 treatments. I am cancer free now, but the chemo was too strong for my heart. The Dr. had warned me of the side affects & danger. My heart organ is damaged at the bottom & my heart rate is low. Chemo fights cancer, but it has it disadvantage also. I lost my hair on day two, became very nauseous, constipated, body/bone aches, dry skin, went through cold & hot flashes. You name it ..I went through it.., keep fighting it girl, you can do it..I had a great support group and I too will do the same for whomever needs me!! Take care, good luck...