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tina dasilva
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Ok guys radiation starts today for jorge and chemo on Tuesday just hoping the is going to be a good week thanks all Tina

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johnnybegood
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hope all works out for you i will be thinking of you...Godbless...johnnybegood

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I think things will go very well, Tina!

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tina dasilva
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I just got told that Jorge will be getting the 5fu for 24hours 7days a week and 5weeks of radiation all I can say is wow

AnneCan
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Tina, I had that the summer of 2009. It is a bit annoying, but you get used to it. And it did decrease my two tumours quite a bit.

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Lisa Rose
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Hi Tina, I also had the same treatment with no problems.....

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pepebcn
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Hugs!

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I'm the oddball out it seems - I took a real hit from it. I ended up doing the full 30-treatment with the pump the whole six weeks. It was supposed to intensify the radiation as a complementary therapy. But it whipped me pretty good.

Jorge will sail through the first week as the effects are cumulative...meaning each week the radiation will continue to build up in his system and he could get progressively sicker and he will get pretty fatigued too - all he can do is just rest, rest, and rest.

Also, he will feel the effects about a month after the treatment stops. So you're looking at about 9-weeks here from start to finish. Healing and the side effects will dissipate but will take many months of healing - there will be alot of internal inflammation.

You'll start to notice changes towards the end of Week #3 and into the fourth week.

While I'm sure Jorge will handle it ok - if he has symptoms like I've described before, you'll know that it's a possibility. The key is to rest when he's tired and eventually he will feel better.

Take care, Tina

-Craig

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Think of this as the beginning of Jorge getting better!

*hugs*
Gail

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tina dasilva
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Thank you so much for your kind words and support but man you guys should of seen my face when the chemo doctor told us about how the chemo was going to be my mouth drop to the floor and all I could say was your joking .but I have to say Jorge was awesome about it just he don't have to take the pills that he had to take with the other kind of chemo . Love you all Tina

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I did not go anything that intensive. You are a strong woman and will help him thru this with flying colors. Will thinking of you and Jorge!
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Shanna

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I just wanted you and Jorge to know you will be in my thoughts tomorrow, (well, heck your in them every day)but even more so tomorrow. You know that song, "Good Vibrations", going to be stuck in my head all day as I think of you two.
I know nothing about the chemo he's going to be on or radiation.
Just, I got your back.
Love ya,
Winter Marie

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tina dasilva
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Thank you so much Winter Marie now if i can get him to slow down just a bit lol love you to hun

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"Good Vibrations"?

Hi Tina and Jorge, pick your mouth up off of the floor and listen to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAjFnJuk1Aw

Probably not the one Winter meant but also VERY good.

I will be here thinking good thoughts for you two as you start this unfamiliar journey.

Peace and Love, Laurie

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