Well, back to chemo again

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Lou Ann M
Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996 Member

I am healing very well from my bowel resection surgery 4 1/2 weeks ago.  My surgeon/ gyn-onc called my medical oncologist and they discussed and debated my options and came up with several options for me.  We are going to try the Taxol/ Carbo combo again, because it did work well until I had a reaction to the Carbo.  they are going to try a desensitizing plan for the Carbo..  It will be run very slowly over 6-6 1/2 hours and then i will come back the next day for the Taxol.  I am starting on this on Wednesday, so backmto chemo every 3 weeks.  I feel pretty good about this since the 2 together did work and I know what and when the side effects are.

 

Hugs and prayers to all, Lou Ann

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  • Hopeful162
    Hopeful162 Member Posts: 82
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    Sounds good!

    Seems like a good plan, Lou Ann! I 'm glad you have a good medical team to back you up. Best wishes on your continuing treatment!

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,814 Member
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    LouAnn

    Glad to hear you are healing so well!  My prayers are with you that the Taxol/Carbo works and that the side effects are doable!

    My next chemo is Thursday and will be my first full dose instead of the weekly.  So, you, Chris (EditGrl) and I are going to be on a very similar schedule.

    Please keep in touch as we go along.

    Love and Hugs!

    Cindi

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,382 Member
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    Lou Ann, so happy to hear you

    Lou Ann, so happy to hear you are bouncing back from the surgery.  I have to say, I read your post and thought, "You go girl!"  

  • Abbycat2
    Abbycat2 Member Posts: 644 Member
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    Lou Ann, so happy to hear you

    Lou Ann, so happy to hear you are bouncing back from the surgery.  I have to say, I read your post and thought, "You go girl!"  

    Yes, you go girl!

    Lou Ann, I am glad to hear that you are healing quickly. Your treatment plan makes a lot of sense and you should get great results, especially with a slower infusion time.

    Wishing you well, 

    Cathy

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,680 Member
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    Abbycat2 said:

    Yes, you go girl!

    Lou Ann, I am glad to hear that you are healing quickly. Your treatment plan makes a lot of sense and you should get great results, especially with a slower infusion time.

    Wishing you well, 

    Cathy

    Sending my best wishes

    Will think of you tomorrow.

  • Editgrl
    Editgrl Member Posts: 903 Member
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    Thinking of you, LouAnn

    and what a warrior you are!  Sounds like you have a great plan in place.  Good luck with your infusion tomorrow.  

    Chris

  • Lou Ann M
    Lou Ann M Member Posts: 996 Member
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    LouAnn

    Glad to hear you are healing so well!  My prayers are with you that the Taxol/Carbo works and that the side effects are doable!

    My next chemo is Thursday and will be my first full dose instead of the weekly.  So, you, Chris (EditGrl) and I are going to be on a very similar schedule.

    Please keep in touch as we go along.

    Love and Hugs!

    Cindi

    I am hoping the full dose

    I am hoping the full dose plan works well for you.  That is what I was on for the 1st go around and what I will be on again, except for the 6-7 hrs Carbo infusion.  I liked the fact that I almost always had 2 weeks of feeling pretty good.  Ther last week was usually almost normal, Quite a bit of energy.,  and I was able to get out and do things.  I will be thinking of you.  Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

  • Cucu me
    Cucu me Member Posts: 213 Member
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    Lou Ann M said:

    I am hoping the full dose

    I am hoping the full dose plan works well for you.  That is what I was on for the 1st go around and what I will be on again, except for the 6-7 hrs Carbo infusion.  I liked the fact that I almost always had 2 weeks of feeling pretty good.  Ther last week was usually almost normal, Quite a bit of energy.,  and I was able to get out and do things.  I will be thinking of you.  Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

    Good luck,

    I'm crossing fingers everything to be great for you!