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BonnieR's picture
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Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know I had my 6 week ca125 checkup and the Dr called me. Yes I rated a call from the Dr and i have to go back on chemo, it went from 21 to 55 in 6 weeks. He said we are going to try doxil this time. I was suppose to start next Thursday but waiting until after my birthday on the 6th. So the 10th I see him. Prayers and Hugs Bonnie

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Good luck Bonnie. I am on Doxil now and am doing pretty well. Reactions aren't too bad at all. I will be thinking of you and praying for you. Best of luck.

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Hold on to your favorite words of faith, strength and hope. And we will all be praying for you too. Sorry you must deal with this again. I'm sending some big hugs to you at this moment. Keep in touch.

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Bonnie, thanks for letting us know your progress. My CA 125 isn't a good marker, so I have to depend on scans. Have finished one cycle of topotecan, and the doc wants to do four before assessing the effectiveness. If not good, I'll either do Doxil, as well, or maybe get into the TLK-286 trial. Have you asked about that? It's for third-line chemo patients, and the drug sounds promising. It's a Phase III, and you are randomized either to Doxil or the TLK-286.

I am sending you lots of bright light and prayers of health, and that the Doxil is the ticket!


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Hi I'm new here. I'm looking to go back on chemo again. This will my third time. I've been on carbo. and taxol. I've had recations to this combo the last time I was on it. My doctor is looking to maybe start me on Topotecan HCL or Doxil. My marker wasn't good in Dec. It went up to 600. Had a CT Scan on monday. Haven't heard anything back yet. I'm scared this time.
I'll be thinking a praying that you won't get sick.

BonnieR's picture
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Mary sorry you are having to go back on chemo again also. Pray your pictures come out good and the the chemo kicks your cancers butt. :-)

Thank you everyone for the nice notes. I had my cry and now am ready for the next of chemo. I did get out icefishing and plan to go again next weekend.

Happy Birthday Sandi! When is your birthday? Maybe this year the Doxil is the drug to give us a break. I'll be thinking of you and sending up prayers.

Prayers and Hugs to all. Bonnie

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Thanks Bonnie. I went and had lab work done today. Asked about my CT Scan. Well I have 2 enlarged lymphnods(?) I'll more on Thurs when I go to my dr. appointment. I guess the nurse said that there was a note in my chart about trying Cisplatin with Gemzar.
I had a good cry, also, today. I'm 40 and not ready to give up. Its just hard to have keep going through this all the time. I'm sure you all know how it is.
Hope it wasn't to cold for you when you went ice fishing. And that you had fun.
Thanks for listening and letting me post with you.
(((HUGS)))) Mary

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Happy birthday, Bonnie! We just celebrated my father-in-law's birthday on Feb. 2. I bought him a Punxatawney Phil beanie baby for it. I hope you enjoy your birthday.

I will say a prayer for you, and wish you the best of luck with your treatments.

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Joined: May 2003

Bonnie Rose,

I was upset to read that you are going back on chemo. I am currrently on carbo but will be switched to Doxil soon. What chemo will you be on this time?

I will pray that God surrounds you with healing light and love. Please let us know how things are going.

Hugs & Prayers,
PS: Happy Birthday from one Aquarian to another!

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