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I am so glad that you are feeling well after your Y90 injection today.  Are you still in the hospital? 

I hope you are out and about and ready to go. 

 

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Just echoing the same, I hope it went well, is successful and that you are feeling well.

Hugs,

Winter Marie

janderson1964
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Thank you so much for asking. It went very well. They determined that i could handle the full dose so i dont have to come back for a second injection. I will be releasedbfrom the hospital today. Apparently most hospitals release you the same day but it is standard proceedure to stay overnight for observation and iv antibiotics at this hospital. And i am good with that. I like thier cautious approach.

So far i have absolutely no side effects. No liver pain nausea or fatigue. I hope it stays that way because i am planning on starting a round of xeloda tomorrow so i can squeeze in a round and still have a couple of days to recover before my trip to Seattle to see Dr. Lin.

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In England we (used) to have an expression 'Get on yer bike'. Normally  it was to tell someone to go away (bog off, another term), but for you it would be literal. I hope you get 'on yer bike' and do some mountain biking soon. 

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I drove myself home from the hospital. Its over an hour drive so i planned to stop to have pho which i mentioned in the 4th of July post. Anyway i felt great when i was released from the hospital. I got uncontrollable hiccups as soon as i started driving. Over time it started to make me sick to ky stomach and really weak. I barely made it to the parking lot of the restaraunt which wasnonly halfway home. I couldnt eat and i knew i couldnt drive another foot with the way i felt. I thought about calling the hospital. I didnt want to worry my wife so i layed down in the back seat. Hiccups have been non stop for over an hour by that point. I fell asleep. When i woke up the hiccups were gone and i felt better so i ate and made it home.

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Dear me, that is not what I want to hear.  You really were taking a chance driving home so far after your procedure. 

Well, you don't need me to tell you off, so I 'll just say how glad I am that you are home, safe and sound and with some Pho, to boot. 

I hope you enjoy your Pho and July 4th evening. 

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You made it home safely but maybe you need to plan a chemo buddy next time.  Pho is fantastic but I got worried about you and already knew you were home. I had hiccups every time I'd take a sip of soda pop. My mom could always tell if I was drinking something I shouldn't. A doctor friend said to eat a tsp of peanut butter. Now I don't remember if it worked or not But i love peanut butter and hate soda and don't have hiccups!

Yolanda

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Sorry you had a hiccup on the way home, but hopefully you're fine now.

Lin

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Still have the hiccups. Not constant.it comes and goes. I just started xeloda so i am pretty wiped out betwwen the radiation and chemo.

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Hey Jeff,

in regard to the hiccups, you might want to ask your doctor for a low-dose of Thorazine, no, i'm not kidding.  It works for a lot of people, including my Rick. Every time he got the hiccups and took a pill, his hiccups would be gone in 15 minutes. And as was often the case, it was a nurse who told us about this, not his doctor. But that wasn't unusual, the doctors were never really aware of what helped his symptoms.

Best of luck with them.

janderson1964
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My pharacist recommended the same thing however i will have to suffer untill monday when a doctor is available.

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So sorry you have the hiccups. Exhausting at the least. Monday needs to come quickly. Anyone 'on call' you could try? 

CM

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I tried. Noone answered. It is really bad. I Mnin somuch piain.

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Oh my, please try them again or until they answer.  If you can't get them, you might want to go to the ER.  

I hope that you can find some relief tonight...   :(

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I do so hope you get some help soon. Please consider going to the ER. Any help is better than no help.

You're in my prayers. 

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My chemo center has regular hours but they have always said to go to the ER or call the ER and identify yourself as a chemo infusion center patient. They will contact a on call Doctor if mine isn't available. Please try those remedies. Monday is just too far away. 

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Hiccups finally stopped at 2am. Now i just feel sick to my stomach. Radiation and chemo is a tuff combination on the stomach. 36 hours of hiccups didnt help either.

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Jeff, how much Xeloda are you talking about?

janderson1964
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4000 mg per day.

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I see that you have posted to Kathleen's thread, so am hoping that you will update us on how you are doing. 

I hope that the pain subsuded once the hiccups went away. 

I am so sorry that your 4th July weekend didn't turn out as you expected. But then, I say celebrate when you are feeling bettter, cause you don't need a special date. 

Blessings!

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I am doing much better. No pain since the hiccups stopped. I slept most of yesturday. I am at work today but pretty fatigued. I heard Y90 will give you fatigue plus I am sure the Xeloda is adding to it. My cycle of Xeloday is supposed to finish Friday night but I might stop earlier since I am flying to Seattle on Sunday and maybe I need more than a day to recover. Tuff decision.

My wife just found out that most likely her mother has stage IV cancer. Not sure what type but it sounds like ovarian. It makes me so incredibly sad to see my wife go through with cancer with me for nearly 9 years and now her mother. Her mother is in South Korea which makes things so much more complicated. I wish I could just take on all of my wifes saddness for her so she doesn't have to suffer.

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I am happy to hear that your pain has stopped. You had me worried there (I think you had us all worried) for a while.

And I am so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. You dear wife must be very stressed. My parents were in England in their later years, my mother with Alzhiemers. I felt so helpless. It really hurt allot to not be there for them. 

I will add your wife and mother to my prayers. You, of course, are always thought of. 

I hope you make the right decision about your trip to Seattle (I love the Pacific Northwest). I hope you get to go, and have a wonderful time. 

Blessings. 

SUE/TRU

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Thank you Sue. You are such a wonderful and caring person.

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Isn't hat the truth!!!

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So glad the hiccups have stopped that much air in the tummy would make anyone sick!  Glad to hear you've been resting, your body is taking on a lot right now.  Hope you hae a good time in Portland.  Hugs to you and your wife as she deals with her Mom's illness.  My husband went through his mom dying of lung cancer a few years ago, along with one of my recurrances.  It just sucks!  I wish I could have shouldered more of the stuff with his mom.  Traci

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It's so hard to know what to do when our loved ones plate's are full.  Prayers for both of you.

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All as I can do is be there for her. I had a similar experience. My mother died just 2 weeks after I was diagnosed with cancer, Surprisingly I never shed a tear even though I loved her so much and I tend to be an emotional guy. I think I was just in survivor mode for myself at the time.

The fatigue from the y90 is brutal. I feel like my body is made of jello. When I stand or sit up it is such a struggle I just want to collapse into a ball of jello. I mentioned to my onc about skipping the last few doses of Xeloda to help recovery before my trip. He said maybe just stop 2 days early and that most of that fatigue is in fact from the y90 not the xeloda. The y90 can stay in your system for up to 2 weeks.

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Today i decided i am tired of giving in to fatigue so i forced myself to do 1/2 hour of weight lifting and felt better afterwards for a little while..

My onc said he wanted me to do at least 5 days of xeloda out of the usual 7 days when i expressed my concern about fatigue and my upcoming trip. Today was day 5 but thinking about pushing it at least one more day.

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Glad that you are feeling better to do the weights but don't push it too hard.  We tend to want to get back to normal way too fast and then hurt ourselves in the long run.  Take it easy and hope the cutting back of the Xeloda helps.

Kim

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Thanks Kim. I kept the weights light. Just a lot of reps and some sit ups. I skipped yesturday. I will lift again today and mountainbike and hopefully ride my motorcycle tomorrow before my trip to Seattle. I did my last dose of Xeloda last night and I already feel better today. That proves that Xeloda was adding to the fatigue caused by the y90 radiation. I am supposed to do 7 days of Xeloda, my onc wanted me to do 5 days under the circumstances this time. I decided to meet in the middle and do 6 days. No pain no gain LOL.

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Have a safe and wonderful trip to Seattle, J.  I hope the weather is good for you, but I know you'll enjoy yourself, no matter the weather. 

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Funny thing is you always here about all of the rain in Seattle but I looked at the 10 day forcast and there is 0% chance of rain every day. Weather won't effect my plans too much any way. I plan to eat a lot of fresh seafood and try some craft brewed beers. I haven't had a beer in a couple of months. Maybe some outdoor activities depending on time, weather and how I feel. Either way I am going to take advantage of it and live it up. 

We often ask what positives come from cancer. This is one big positive since cancer is what is bringing me to a city I have wanted to see for many years and more importantly hopefully some stability with the treatment protocall. 

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Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!  If anyone deserves a break, you do. Savor every minute.  I hope cancer takes a very back seat.

Prayers for fun!

CM

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As a beer lover, I am sure you will like my favoite palendrome. Palendromes raed the same forward or backword.  

LAGER SIR IS REGAL

Enjoy and pass it on.!!!

The logest one word one I know is RACECAR

The logest one is A MAN A PLAN A CANAL PANAMA

And of course how Adam answered Eve MADAM IM ADAM

janderson1964
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I will check it out although my real passion is dark beers. Porters stouts and brown ales.

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Glad to hear that you are doing better.  I sure hope you have a great trip.   I love seafood, but we can't get the good fresh kind around here.   Enjoy!

janderson1964
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Ironically or i like to call it an act of God (i hope i dont offend anyone) but i suddenly felt great Sunday morning with no fatigue which was the day of my flight. I even rode my motorcycle for an hour before my flight. I travelled all day yesturday and woke up feeling great. Spent all day down town on the waterfront. Ready for Dr. Lin tomorrow.

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Bad things do too, but in this case, good things. I'm so glad that you have had two great days. Oh, I would love to be on the waterfront too. Also Pike Place, a favourite. 

Enjoy, and good luck tomorrow. 

janderson1964
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Yea I am going back to PikenPlace tomorrow after I see Dr. Lin. I might do some zip lining too. I got into that about a year ago. Plenty of time to kill tomorrow since I am taking the red eye home. Then as crazy as it sounds I am back to the airport on Friday to pick up an Italian Greyhound puppy we bought. For those of you who dont know they are miniature greyhounds. They only weigh 10 to 15 pounds and can still run up to 25mph. Just another animal to add to our ever growing family of critters.

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