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I had my 6th treatment out of 8 of Oxaliplatin via IV drip yesterday. Since my 5th one 3 weeks ago I had been contemplating of stop my treatment after #6. Although I don't have numbness on my fingers and toes but I do feel somewhat numbness sensation go through my hands when I tap on any hard surface. I don't want to be progressed to permanently. My hair has been thinning out a bit where the dividing line is a bit scarcely shown. My friends said it's not noticeable but I do. I know I sound vain. :/

So yesterday I discussed my concerns with my oncologist who is very empathetic. He said he really would like me to finish all my 8 treatments because it will prevent cancer from returning. I guess it's like the parallel treatment of antibiotics. Even though we feel better from pain or infection after few days of taking the antibiotics but we're instructed to finish it all in order to be effective. He did however reduced another 10% and what a difference it made. Although I did feel drowsy and a bit tired after I got home so I took a nap. when I woke up this early morning, courtesy to my spoiled kitty, I actually feel pretty good. I haven't felt any hand and lips spasm and no eye twitching either. 

So with that said, I made my decision that I'm going to be a good girl and finish all my 8 treatments. If I can give 2 births naturally (no epidural) I can do this! :)

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Congratulations on making a great decision. No doubt that you can do it! And you will recover nicely and celebrate your decision as well. God Bless!

Phil

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Thank you so much Phil. This indeed is the right decision! 

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When I was going thorugh radiation, the pain was excrusiating. At treatment 24, with just six more to go, I pled with my Rad Onc to let it be my last. He, like your Oncologist, wanted me to finish.  I did, though at great cost with long-term side effects. But you know, even with those side effects, I am so glad I finished the course. It gives you peace of mind, for one. You know you gave it your all. 

As far as hair, it does grow back. I know you know that, and I know how devestating it is too see it all, laying on your pillow when you get up, or lining the bathtub after your bath/shower. Sticking to your clothes, wads of it at times. But look ahead (oh a head - ha!) to when it grows again. Wear your thinning hair like a badge of pride. 

Neuropathy is different. It can be debilitaiting. I still have it in my feet and up to just below my knees and in my finger tips. But, I will take that and LIVE with it because I am alive. 

Good luck with your remaining treatments. Soon you too will be looking back on this experience. 

Tru

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You always crack me up Tru. You're so right. The thinning of hair is temporary and it's the small price we pay to be alive. 

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Hi Lily...looks like we are both in the same place with our chemo treatments...I am on same regimen and will have Round #6 of 8 on Monday 12/18/17. I look at it as 3 more to go at this point...yay...and proud of you for forging ahead...my oncologist said last visit "we are going to cure you" music to my ears and the best Christmas present I could hope for...my hair had thinned too but I still have most of my hair as I am sure you do too...I am half Filipino and my hair has been an integral part of my sense of self my entire life...but as Tru said it will grow back. We will give treatment our all to kick this anomaly called cancer. We choose life...i was nauseated 24/7 in the beginning, fatigued as well but MD tweeked dosing as well and I feel pretty good now...I do come home with a pump for 2 days and feel the worst on the Wednesday for pump removal, but 1 day out of 2 wks is not worthy of complaint. I will then get a month off before I begin radiation x 25 treatments. I try to remind myself chemo, radiation is TEMPORARY...end result is we LIVE and hopefully live out our lives to the fullest. My mother had colon cancer in her 70's, had surgery and chemo and lived until she was 91...proof and inspiration that life goes on after treatment. So...we are going to give this our all for now...follow the treatment plan with the end result as a cure and earn the title of Cancer Survivor! Thanks to all for posting your inspirational stories and struggles along the way...we can beat this...proud of you Lily...know that you are not alone in your battle...take care  

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Thank you so much Bunny! Good luck to you today on your 6th treatment. You're only 1 treatment behind me. I will wait for you at the finish line. 

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Hi Lily...thank you for the well wishes...had #6 today...husband made dinner and I actually ate chicken stir fry with peppers , mushrooms, and broccoli. He added garlic and ginger which is so helpful for me combatting any nausea. Nice change from my usual chicken soup on chemo days. I am looking forward to meeting you at the finish line...thanks for waiting for me! I got postponed 1 wk of treatment due to low WBCs but get Nulasta injection now which has helped boosting counts. What's next for you Or will you be finished since you have already had surgery? Thanks again for your support and kind words! 

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That's a tough decision given what I've read from others going through this. My oncologist at DFCI said that 4 was minimum, 8 was maximum and 6 was the sweet spot. I'm not completely sure as to what he meant by that but it's something that I think about. My local oncologist likely has his own ideas and I'll talk to him this week. It's good that they lowered the Oxyliplatin  to a tolerable level and that you can complete eight rounds. Looking at six months of chemo going forward feels daunting at this time for me.

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That daunting feeling was exactly how I felt when I first started 6 months treatments. My first two treatments made me so sick I wanted to quit right there and then. My body wasn't used to having the chemo drugs. Now looking ahead and only 2 treatments to go is really nothing. Both my surgeon and oncologists told me that the new study came out several months ago indicated that having 3 months of treatment is just as effective as the 6 months but since the study is still relatively new and the doctors will still push for the 6 months of traditional treatments. After patients pass the 3 months threshold they will push to see how much more we can still tolerate. By lowering the dosage definitely helps me to finish all 8 treatments. 

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I have learned many things in my health challenges (this rectal cancer, previous prostate cancer, two failed spinal fusions) and the most significant is that making a decision is the hardest part.  Once that is accomplished and the plan is established, then the rest of it can be endured.

Through so much of this we have little to no control.  We proceed on faith, and hope and confidence in others and that can be less than reassuring at times, especially when the messages are conflicting or our inner self agonizes over the options.  But the decision is ours to be made and once we collect as much information as possible, compare and contrast the options and then decide on a course of action, a sense of empowerment returns.  At least that has been my experience.

Once the decision has been made it is wise to not look back and second guess it.  That is a waste of energy.  You, me, we made the decision after collecting as much information as possible and comparing options.  That was the best that we could do at the time, so there is no need to second guess it.  Let it be.  Now is the time to execute that option - to do what we decided to do, as best we can.

I remember a motivational quote that was painted on the inside wall of an Army gymnasium at Ft. Bragg.  In my younger years I was close to being superman (in my mind anyway) and I was an avid, dedicated physical fitness person (diet, rest, exercise).  The saying was simple but it had greater meaning for me later in life more so than when I was in my late 30's exercising in that building.  To quote..."fatigue makes cowards of us all."

The purpose for the sign was to motivate young soldiers to condition themselves physically to defer and delay the onset of fatigue so they could make and then execute the tough decisions that they could confront.  I found that it also applies to the balance of our lives, regardless of our occupation or place in life.

For me I agonized months and years about spinal fusion surgery.  Only after I made my decision did I feel a sense of relief, not from the pain but from the paralysis of indecision.  Same same with what options to pursue regarding prostate cancer, as well as my current situation with rectal cancer and adjuvant chemo therapy.

These are difficult decisions with life altering consequence.s  Lily Flower, you made it inspite of the physical pain you are enduring and that which undoubtedly awaits.  But you made the decision and that is paramount!  Fatigue has not made a coward out of you.

Jim

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"Fatigue has not made a coward out of me. " I love that. I think I will print this quote out and frame it and hang it on my wall. Thank you so much Jim! I made it this far, I can make it till the end. Our body is stronger than we realize. It's our mind that's weak. I dont want myself to be in a situation one day and said I could've, should've, and would've, rather, I gave it all I could and I made the right decision. 

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Good for you Lily! It is a hard road. I too have been wondering about finishing the full course. For me, knowing that it spread, I know I have to do as my oncolgist says so that I have the greatest chance to be cured. I imagine it was a hard decision to contemplate. 2 more. You got this!

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Thank you Abita. Even spread is still curable. You can do this too. That's why I love this forum where we can get encouragement and support that we need to finish this ordeal. 

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Good for you! I was going to stop mine and then I had the blood clot and it was stopped anyway but now that I have mets it makes me wonder. On the other hand, all mets are in the lung that had the clot so is that a coincidence? Anyway, I wouldn't have toughed it out. Good for you for being strong enough to do it!

Jan

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Jan, thank you so much. I know you have been through a lot with your battle. Just being the fact that you're still here says a lot about your courageous fighting spirit. 

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I agree 2 natural births you can do anything! I am glad having it lowered has helped. Only 2 more that's nothing! 

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Thanks so much Ruth! You have always been so supportive for everyone. You're awesome! 

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I'm glad that the reduction has made you feel better and you've decided to forge forward with the last two rounds.  It's a hard decision to make to decide to go forward when you're not feeling well.  Your fortunate that your doctor decided to reduce your load as mine wouldn't and now I'm paying the price.  If you feel good with 6, and they have reduced it, I'd think that you keeping up with your symptoms and reporting to your doctor is a good thing.  You did good by letting your doctor know -keep up the good work on informing. 

Kim

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Thanks Kim. I'm glad that my oncologist is willing to listen to my concerns. It made such a big difference that I can be normal even though I still feel tired easily, nausea here and there but it's all manageable. 

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 Just two more and have a party.

I can't say I'm in the same boat.  I'm about to start chemo back up. Not sure why but they decided to have me take just one extra xeloda pill each day and it's for 2 weeks on and one off.  A mere 3500 mg a day. That ain't much.  Do that 6 times which is just over 4 months.  It was going to be 3 weeks on and one off for over 6 months and a much higher dose.  I didn't know about the change until a couple days back when I had the pills picked up.  Cancer is subject to change without notice as I've seen time and again. This is one I'll take.

 The only complaint I have now which I haven't told them about yet is the 30 minute bathroom intervals. That seems petty but it sure as heck keeps me bottled up in the house. From what I read it's something to be expected due to the shortening and rearrangment of my inards.  That will last another 6 weeks or so tops so I'll just have to grin and bear it.  It's too cold outside anyhow.

 

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Thanks darcher. The bathroom issue could be a mental issue too. At least that was what happened to me after my surgery. When I was home I felt like I had to go all the time. I worried about going out, even to my local grocery store. Funny thing is when I was out, the urgency of going just dissipated but as soon as I got home, I had to go! Lol 

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  I had to go to the dentist today and I've discovered that if I don't eat in the morning it makes the number of trips less. Even still, I still had to stop them twice so I could go. I was in the chair a good 3 plus hours. I've got at least 4 more visits to fix the intake now that the exhaust is all but taken care of.  But yeah, same to some degree.  Once in the door the "I gotta go" kicks in real quick.

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Lily, I saw the expression adjuvant chemo and looked it up...that is the kind after surgery? Is that what you are having? I had resection surgery for stage two colon cancer tumor. Next is the oncologist. was your stage two? I get the hair thinning is upsetting, I have that without chemo, it is one bummer among many, however I believe being a survivor is a worthy goal no matter what

 

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Adjuvant is after surgery. Neo-Adjuvant is before surgery.

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Hi Mickey, Yes, the adjuvant therapy is the chemo you take after the surgery. Also known as the mop up chemo. Even after the surgeon had cleaned out your cancerous tumor, they suggest you to have the adjuvant chemo to kill off any cancer cells that might have escaped from the surgery. I was disagnosed  colon cancer at stage 3b. Biospsy from surgery indicated 4 lymph nodes out of 21 taken out were affected. Margins clean. Your oncologist will probably ask you to decide if you want to have the chemo since you're at stage 2 which is debatable for adjuvant chemo. my hair has been thinning out naturally too over the years but the chemo makes it falling out more. i guess if I was told that I'm going to be bald from the start, I would just shave it off. I'm not going bald just losing bunch of hair is just a bit disheartening. The truth is it is temporary and it's a small price to pay to be alive. I really shouldn't be so showing excessively over my appearance. Sometimes I have to kick myself in the a$$. Lol

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When you say thinning, do you mean so much it looks bad, or not enough that people who don't know you would notice? It may be vain, but hair is important. The Saturday before I was admitted to hospital, I told my hairdresser that after years, my hair was finally at the length I was trying to get. Every time anyone tells me they like my hair, I cringe inside and say to myself, for how long. Out loud I just say thank you. I have red dyed hair, so only used to wash every few days to prevent fading. I feel like I am losing the same amount of hair. But I only had my third today. And yes, I get that being cured is more important. But I did stay up til 4 a couple of nights online wondering which I would do,cap or wig.

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The thinning really depends on the individuals. I know Tru lost all of her hair when she was going through chemo. My friends and my girls all said it's not noticeable on my thinning. I think they're just trying to be nice. I noticed the dividing (parting) line broadened and every time I wash my hair, I see a big wad of hair in the tub. I noticed my thinning came after my 4th treatment. 

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I could handle just the part getting thinner, as I would wear headbands. I once bleached my hair and gave myself a mini mohawk on my part and that was when I discovered headbands Laughing

You can see in this pic that my 3 weeks in bed in the hospital, then in bed recovereing from surgery, I managed to train a part in the back of my head.

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I love your hair. Love the color too. Since it's winter we can always wear a hat I suppose. Although I'm not a hat person. I keep,telling myself it's only hair and it will grow back. And it shall. You'll be fine too abita. 

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You have more hair on your head than me ever.  Mine was always thin and fine.  Your hair is beautiful.  After treatment mine is still fine and thin LOL.  Guess that's what genetics does for me as everyone in my family has the same hair.  You can't tell that you were in the hospital that long with hair like that - looks great.

Kim

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Foot in Mouth

thanks for the response and for clarifying the meaning f “ mop up “chemo. I will ask the oncologist for a lingo dictionary...all the best to you

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Let us know how you are doing during the last two treatments.  It's especially helpful to those that are in the treatments you are going through as well to know how you are feeling.  Of course, everyone is different in handling their cocktail but your encouragement and dedication to finish your treatments is what other board members need to hear.  Thanks for your post.

Kim

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Thanks Kim. I sure will :)

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finish, just two more.  hope they work.

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Thanks Teresa. Two more doesn't seem too bad but I feel like the tortoise reaching for the finish line. Lol

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You're so close to being done!  Make sure you ring the bell at your last visit.  I did and although it was loud it felt great and the staff and patients at the clinic cheered.  I also brought cookies for everyone as my parting gift to them.

My hair thinned throughout chemo and actually continued after chemo was over for another 2 months.  I had long hair and had to cut it to a bob which was a big deal for me. Maintenance has been great though in terms of wash and go! I do look a little bit like a Dr. Seuss character with it growing back really floppy and any which way it wants to go.  But of course it's only hair. 

Done with chemo 6 months now and feel great!  Still have a bit of neuropathy in my hands and feet but it's tolerable.

So happy to have turned over all the chemo supplies to the home infusion team.  Did keep all the batteries from the infusion pump for smoke detectors.  :-)

Cindy 

 

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Awesome Cindy for finishing all your treatment.  We didn't have a bell to ring after the last day but my Oncology Department gave me a certificate of completion and all gave me a big hug.  They are such wonderful people that care for the sick - they deserve much credit for the grumpy ones they get every day.  My hair thinned too but having thin hair from the beginning didn't help.  Great that you are feeling good and moving on.  At least your smoke detectors had 6 more months of battery life LOL.  Good move.

Kim

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Thanks Cindy! I don't remember ever hearing the bell at my clinic. Maybe I was never there at the right time. It would be cool,though to ring the bell as you walk out of there on the last treatment. I definitely will bring something on my last treatment visit for the medical staff team to munch on, maybe donuts or cookies. :)

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Hi Lily,

So glad to see that you are coasting along to the finish line. During my 12 treatments, my hair thinned, but as you can see, I have plenty to spare. Cutting back the Oxy by 10% was a good move. I cut back 20% for 10 and 11 and eliminated it for the final treatment. I am dealing with slight neuropathy in the finger tips and toes, but I believe that it will improve with time and hopefully go away. It is not intolerable, but is a reminder of the just how potent that drug Oxy is.

It pays to communicate your wishes to the Onc , as I was ready to stop after #8, and my Onc said that it is better to reduce the dosage and contiunue on, and I'm glad I did.

You're almost there!

I hope that you enjoy the holiday season and may we all have a better year to come!

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You guys are inspiring for those of us just starting. This first week of Oxaliplatin has been rough but a lot of that is due to the weather. I'm thinking that I have seven more of these and, yes, it does feel daunting. I'm tracking how many days of side-effects along with the severity of the side-effects and may ask for a reduction right away (so I'm a wimp). We had about two inches of snow and 3/4 inch of ice on top of that and I went and cleared some off the car and that was rough on my fingers and feet. Then the snow plow honked so I needed to move the car so I cleaned enough to drive off and that was painful on the fingers. This is normal stuff for this area of the country in the winter so I will have to do this on a regular basis. It is possible that I'll get used to it or that my body will adapt.

Fortunately I have lots of long underwear, wool socks and other things to keep my core warm. But I'm thinking of getting some sheepskin insoles and maybe a new pair of boots to keep my feet warmer. I've chatted with a few people with Ranaud's on managing their fingers when it's cold too.

I'm not that concerned about my hair - it has thinned a bit over they years. If it thins too much, then I'll need to wear hats more often.

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Unfortunately, there are 2 separate issues going on. It is unusual to be feeling the neuropathy after just 1 treatment. However, extreme sensitivity to cold happened to me 1 hour into my very first treatment. If you keep yourself warm (especially hands, feet, face and head) you shoulld be able to move on with the treatments. It might mean having someone else clean off your car or shovel snow for you.

I remember thinking "how am I going to get through the winter" early on in my treatments. I was fortunate to have my last treatment on November 8th, and the sensitivity to cold went away very quickly. Stay warm and plug on my friend!

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I'd need to move or remodel our house to keep myself warm all the time. It's hard for me to slow down from my usual pace of living.

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my husband wears gloves all the time, in the house out of it, always. Get several pairs and keep them on as much as you can. The cold sensitivity is only going to get worse but he is adapting. They sell gloves with warmers built in them and you buy things to put in them people use them at football games. After a while just inhaling the outside cold air will be an issue for a few days so get a ski mask that covers your mouth.  It’s not all the time for him but on and off. The further out he gets the better. You both picked the worst time a year for this chemo here in New England oh also he finds wearing latex gloves still keeps his hands warm but he can still type on the computer to work.

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I'm familiar with the chemical hand and foot warmers. They sell them in very large quantities at Costco. I might need to pick up a few boxes (different kinds for hands and feet). I have a Balaclava shirt which I bought a few years ago for running in freezing weather. Unfortunately the company that made them doesn't sell them anymore as I could use a few of them. Costco has Balaclavas and ski masks and I was thinking of getting both. The ski mask would be nice as it could go over my glasses if it doesn't have fogging issues. So some products that might help. Yes, it's the worst time of the year for cold sensitivity.

One of my coworkers showed me him using 7 mm nitrile gloves for work as he had a skin injury. That might be an option as well.

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I know we all feel that way in the beginning. I remember after my first treatment, I was so out of it and i was thinking good god I still have 7 treatments to go and I can't do this. After my 2nd treatment...same as the first and I wanted to quit. They reduced my Oxy on my 3rd and it made a difference and also my body probably got used to the chemo too. Our timing suck to be fallen into the winter time.

Sometimes I wonder what if we're all born bald and we wouldn't be worry about our looks. Think of all the money we save for hair products. Lol

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I was thinking of the 1 of 8 thing this afternoon. Is there sufficient technology out there to get me through this? I just ordered the Balaclava from Amazon and may get some more hand warmers. Someone should come up with Rayauds.com.

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Thank you so much, Barry! Although I feel like a tortoise heading for the finish line but slowly and surely I will get there. Once I get there I know I won't have any regret because I know I made the right decision. Happy Holidays to you and your family! May 2018 be a great year for all of us! :)

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I had my last Oxaliplatin IV treatment on 2/2/18. I took my last dose of Capecitabine pills on 2/17/18. My treatment is a three-week cycle (Oxaliplatin IV drip every 3 weeks; Capecitabine pills every 2 weeks with 1 week for recovery). With a follow up of bloodwork and a CT scan pending for next month, I am now officially done with my adjuvant chemo therapy. 

I wanted to quit every time I had my treatment especially during the first 2 that I felt so sick and couldn't even get out of the bed. I didn't think I was going to make it to my last treatment. However my oncologist always encouraged me along my treatments, always there when I called if I had any questions. I believe without having a compassionate doctor, I wouldn't be able to complete all my treatments. 

Besides the sensitivity to cold, nausea, fatigue, some vertigo issue (during 3rd and 4th treatments), twitching eyeslids, spasms in my hands/jaw, and some numbness sensation I felt in my fingers, I'd say neuropathy isn't the worst side effect for me. Although at the end of my 7th treatment, I did started to feel some numbness in my toes which is still lingering. All the other side effects have wholly dissipated. My hair started to thin out after my 3rd but oddly it stopped shedding after the 7th. Even before I completed my last treatment I actually felt my hair started to fill in. Yay! 

 

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I am so glad to hear things are going so well for you. I was wondering about you last night.  Glad to hear about the side effects not being that bad. Tomorrow I start the last 8 rounds of infusions following my surgery. I have had plenty of moments where I don't want to go through it because I don't want the side effects and I don't want to lose my hair. So your positive comments are very tiely for me.

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maybe it will just thin out a little, that’s what happened to my husband. He lost most of the hair on his legs though, but for a girl that would be awesome!! You have made it through so much you can totally do this! Good luck tomorrow!

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