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Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During and After — Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2010 04:54PM

StillVerticle wrote:

Help! What the heck was done to me???? I had my first Chemo on Thursday and I am sick as a rat. I am chemcially burned down to my tongue and my skin sticks of chemicals. Drinking tons of water but cannot get off the couch. Suffer from fibromyalgia and a # of other things and feel all of it is being triggered. Anyone else have such a reastion to first chemo? if so, what did you do? i called my onc and left message, no reply yet. Noone can be this ill from treatment can they? So sorry to whine because there are so many of you way worse off than me-but this feels like it is too much. I had just started to feel good again after a very long recovery from surgery, and bout in hospital with double pneumonia. YUK! Has anyone simply quit chemo for QOL issues (I am older woman-57 yrs). Gees, I sound like such a wimp. Help! MJ

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Jan 16, 2010 04:58PM Enjoyful wrote:

Oh no....!  Did you have TC?  I felt just as you describe after my first treatment, including the burned tongue and chemical smell, though it took a little longer than 3 days.  My daughter said I looked gray and I could not move from the couch for days. 

Please talk to your oncologist - maybe he can give you extra fluids and some other meds to help flush it out of your system faster.  It worked for me.

Keep us posted on how you're doing!

E

BENGHAZI!

Dx 9/2004, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 8/28/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 16, 2010 05:04PM rayhope wrote:

My chemo days were Thursday also, and Saturday and Sunday were definitely "down" days spent on couch or in bed.  I started getting a little better on Monday and was able to get out and about by  Wednesday or Thursday.  Drink plenty of fluids, try to eat and just rest.  It should get better.

Began TCH 12/18/08

Dx 12/2/2008, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 16, 2010 05:06PM rayhope wrote:

I failed to add - on the bad days after every treatment, I would have the feeling that I just couldn't do it again.  However, I did.  It will pass and you will be finished soon; hang in there!

Began TCH 12/18/08

Dx 12/2/2008, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 16, 2010 05:18PM, edited Jan 16, 2010 06:47PM by StillVerticle

Hi Enjoy, yes I did have TC. I have been living in denial and this is the first time I just don't have it in me to "educate myself" on cancer treatment. My mom just passed away, Dad had a stroke and I was diagnosed w/cancer in October. I am the family caregiver. There is not enough of me to do anything 4 anyone right now. This just feels so very lonely and I am so very tired. Thanks for the encouragement.Big ((((Hugs))) to all

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 16, 2010 08:21PM Titan wrote:

Hey still...you are stressing and nothing we can do will help because you have alot on your plate..I will say though that this will be OVER...I too pushed myself to "go on as normal"  not sure if I would do it like that again..but maybe it helped,,I don't know,..,rambling a iittle here

I haven't had chemo since August..but sometimes when I'm rushing around, cleaning, working, taking care of kids and DH and everything else I still think...I wish I could just SIT DOWN.,,but I don't...

Dx 3/18/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 16, 2010 09:12PM Enjoyful wrote:

Still...sorry to hear about your recent tragedies.  Titan's right - you sure do have a lot on your plate.  Please call your onc to see about the extra fluids.  They really do help. 

There's also an organization called cleaningforareason.org.  They contact cleaning companies in your area and enlist them to clean your house for free, once a month, during chemo.  I took advantage of it and had my first cleaning last week.  It might help lighten your load a little.

Hang in there, sis

E

BENGHAZI!

Dx 9/2004, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 4/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 8/28/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 17, 2010 04:27PM Leah_S wrote:

I also had a difficult time during chemo. I'd go on these boards and see women talking about working during chemo and think  "How the --- do they DO that? Except for 2-3 days out of a 2-week cycle I couldn't do ANYTHING.QOL wa mostly 0. By the way, I was 58 when I went through chemo, so I do think the age can make a difference.

Each one of us is hit differently with this stuff. I'm so sorry that you have to deal with this along with the other hard things you have on your plate.

I wish you the best.

Leah

Dx 11/3/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 17, 2010 04:41PM StillVerticle wrote:

Leah, I am really feeling absolutely useless and so ill. Need to talk to docs tomorrow for sure. Feel like a wimp because I was told "you do chemo and go to work on Monday." Yeah, right. Thanks so much for your info and the encouragement. I am angry because I feel like my ONC was not quite honest with the potential severity of the reaction to chemo. Yell It simply adds to all of the other fears and frustrations. We are all "go getter" kinds of gals and for me to have to drop off the face of the earth at this time because chemo has taken me down, is not OK with me. Sending big ((((((HUGS)))))

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 17, 2010 04:59PM clariceak wrote:

Sorry you have so much to deal with, in addition to cancer.  I had AC and my first treatment knocked me out the way you described.  I was unable to eat for the first four days and felt so weak.  But, none of the subsequent treatments were quite as bad as the first.  I'm hoping it gets better  for you.

Chemo, rads, Femera, Zometa, Ooph

Dx 9/8/2009, IDC, Stage IIIc, 9/35 nodes, PR+, HER2-Surgery Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Chemotherapy 10/06/2009 Adriamycin, TaxolRadiation Therapy 03/24/2010 ExternalHormonal Therapy 05/10/2010 Femara
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Jan 17, 2010 05:00PM jenn3 wrote:

Stillverticle - everyone reacts differently to chemo.  Some people can do chemo on Thurs or Friday and go to work on Monday, some can't.  I started off thinking I would do chemo rest a few days and go to work, but soon realized that I wasn't going to be that person.  I ended up not working during chemo and at times was jealous of those that posted about going to work and not having trouble while I was on the couch unable to do anything. There were days I couldn't really explain the way I felt - something like the flu x10.  And...... I also did have good days, but still not the kind of days in which I could have worked. If you have Fibromyalgia - the chemo aches and pains along with the Fibrobmyalgia are probably what's making it so difficult for you.  I'm not sure if you had steriods, but remember coming down off the steroids the few days after chemo is emotionally draining in addition to the physcial pain you're dealing with. 

I'm not sure if you've talked to your onc about your problems, be sure to let him/her know exactly what you're feeling.   I would also keep a log of how you feel each day starting with chemo day - you will more than likely notice a pattern and be able to make plans and get what you need to get done on the good days.

Good luck and I hope you start to feel better soon.  And......... remember we react to chemo differently-don't compare yourself to those that aren't having the same reaction as you. 

Jenn - June 2009 IDC-TN, Stage III, 02/2011 Stage IV mets to the lungs & spine / Laugh until your belly hurts, then laugh some more...........

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Jan 17, 2010 06:55PM joyner1963 wrote:

Dear Stillverticle,

I felt like a wimp too at first. But, I think most women who have lead active, adventureous, and stimulating lives feel even more "wimpish " when their chemo experience turns out to be much more   bothersome than they were lead to believe.  After my first two treatments, I finally gave myself permission to just "be".  I stopped trying to fight the lethargy and gave myself the needed time to rebound.  I've completed 4 of 6 tretments of AC, Taxotere & Cytoxin.  Each round brings good and bad.  Some side effects go away, and then a new one pops up.   It's hard to accept the new life you now lead as a "chemo customer".  But I just want to tell you that it will get better and it will definitely come to an end.     Hang in there and don't ever feel like a wimp.  You are not one.

Georgia Joyner, Huntsville, AL

Dx 9/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 18, 2010 02:41AM ElaineD wrote:

Being stage1V I am permanently on one chemo or another. What I've found, is that the first cycle of any drug is the worst. I really need to allow a week for any semblance of normality to return. However, subsequent cycles seem to be easier-whether it's because I'm better prepared mentally, almost anticipating what to expect-who knows! But it does get easier. Hold on too, to the fact that your treatment won't last forever-each one you have is a huge step closer to the end. Even following the simple advise of things like- drink lots- can make a vast difference to your overall well being. I see from your posts that you only had chemo on 16th-the side effects should be vanishing soon-and they do in my case-they don't diminish slowly, but quickly! I liken it to turning a light on and off. Be patient, and stick with it-you'll find a way of coping-or at least putting up with it. Quitting after one cycle sounds a bit of an over reaction-and by the time you have the  2nd, well you'll be a third of the way to completion, so you may as well go the distance....

Dx 11/4/2007, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 18, 2010 08:26PM StillVerticle wrote:

Ladies, thanks so much for the encouragement and the info. Can't write much right now as I have spent the whole day in the ER getting IV fluids and anti nausea meds. Thank god the ER docs validated my miserable condition. And I am running a fever of about 100.7 (that is a big deal for me). Definately need to get to my onc ASAP. (((HUGS)))

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 18, 2010 08:55PM, edited Jul 5, 2010 08:08PM by Maire67

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Jan 18, 2010 09:50PM chainsawz wrote:

I am glad you got help from the ER and I hope you are feeling better :>  I encourage you to set up a schedule with your onc to go back to the clinic for a day or two after to receive hydration and IV anti nausea meds.  That will help you lots and lessen the SE because you should not suffer - the doctors are there to help make this better.  Best to you!!!

Lisa -mets to lungs & brain - clear lymph nodes.....the weakest step toward the top of the hill, toward sunrise, toward hope, is stronger than the fiercest storm.

Dx 7/21/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 18, 2010 10:09PM chrisct wrote:

From all that I've read, everything about cancer runs the gamut.  With treatment, some people breeze through it while others feel as though they were hit by a mack truck.  All are valid.  I'm sorry your onc didn't listen to you.  I hope he does now!  Definitely keep after them to help you with your SE's.

In case you didn't already try this - perhaps try using Biotene mouthwash and toothpaste for the yuck mouth.  I used it and I think it helped.  If it doesn't, there is also something called magic mouthwash.  You might need a prescription for this.  It helps with mouth sores and metal mouth.  You can do a search on these boards to read what others had to say about it.

I hope they are able to give you meds to help with your SE's.  And I hope that fever goes away asap. 

Dx 2/5/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 19, 2010 06:58AM AnacortesGirl wrote:

Chemo sucks.  At least it does for me.  I went from a life where I could know what I was going to do this week to a life where I don't know what tomorrow is going to be like.  And since chemo affects each of us differently we can't even us the experiences of other ladies to really know if that is what we are going to experience.  The last half of my taxol txs were very hard and I was getting depressed when I'd log on and see and the women talking about how easy taxol was for them.  It made me wonder what was wrong with me.  But I made it through.  Now I'm on AC and that has been much better but the taxol took it's toll emotionally and mentally so I went on short term disability.

Of all the SEs the one I hated the worse was the fog that I would get 1 and a half to 2 days each week.  I felt like a zombie and couldn't think.  But it was such a glorious feeling when it would start to lift and an hour later I would feel absolutely wonderful.  I had my head back!  I was human again.

I hope your onc has some better support meds for you.  This is when drugs can really make a difference.

Christy - BRCA2+; mets to bones and liver, Taxol/Sutent -> AC, BMX - no recon, Rads, Carboplatin, BSO, Veliparib trial (8/30/13-3/13/14)

Dx 7/21/2009, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 14/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 9/9/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2-Hormonal Therapy 09/01/2010 AromasinHormonal Therapy 02/01/2011 TamoxifenHormonal Therapy 09/09/2012 FemaraChemotherapy 03/29/2013 XelodaHormonal Therapy 08/16/2013 FaslodexChemotherapy 03/20/2014 carboplatin
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Jan 19, 2010 08:38AM TXBadboob wrote:

My chemo nurse had me suck on a popsicle during part of my chemo to prevent mouth sores.  I never had a problem with that.  Maybe you can try that.  Since you had these reactions, they will adjust a lot of your treatment, such as Neupogen/Nuelasta shots to raise your white cell count, there was another shot I had to take to raise my red cell count, maybe steroids for allergic reaction, and I recieved Zantac and something else for nausea.  Then she sent me home with major anti nausea meds.  Take them whether you need them or not!  I went through some bad times just because I didn't think I needed them, and then I did.

My onc gave me her cell phone # in case I had problems.  If you don't feel like they're paying attention to you, you may need to find another.  This is serious, and you need to be monitored.

Saying a prayer for you now,

Deen

Deen BRCA2+, ILC left breast, IDC right breast, neo-adj chemo, BMX, ooph, Arimidex, Zometa

Dx 8/4/2008, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 19, 2010 10:34AM StillVerticle wrote:

Ladies, thank you so much.I am from a generation where ya' trust the doc. Without input from all of you, I would not know that it is not normal to be this ill. It is like having the worst "seasickness" every minute of the day and night. AND, my onc has not returned my call since Thursday (it is now Tuesday) even after being in the hospital ER all day yesterday. You all are angels and without your info, I simply would not know that this is not normal and would continue to suffer. I need to make changes in my treatment team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Blessings

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 19, 2010 11:37AM chainsawz wrote:

I cannot believe your onc office has not returned your call since last Thursday!  You need to call again and let them know this is absolutely NOT acceptable and make sure you also let the doctor know directly.  If they don't offer you better support, I would definitely start shopping around for another doc who can provide the support you need - and are paying for :>  I am so sorry this is happening to you and I hope they can really turn it around and be there for you! 

Lisa -mets to lungs & brain - clear lymph nodes.....the weakest step toward the top of the hill, toward sunrise, toward hope, is stronger than the fiercest storm.

Dx 7/21/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 19, 2010 11:44AM Leah_S wrote:

I agree with Lisa - this is unacceptable. Stage 1 is still cancer, chemo is still chemo, and you already were iin the ER. If your doctor is not concerned maybe he shouldn't be your doctor.

Leah

Dx 11/3/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 19, 2010 06:00PM StillVerticle wrote:

Leah and Chainsaw, you both are real angels. I have already talked to a good friend who is going thru a year of treatment for Ovarian cancer (she is in remission now) and she says "get a new onc." So, that is what I need to do. This AM, I awoke to find that my toenails had turned completely black. My onc never returned my call-his nurse did but she did not have much to offer but "oh yeah in some people their nails turn black (hello?????). I am just so blown away-don't have the words for that kind of negligence. I truly hope that new women will read the above and know what to look for in an Onc if they must join our club. I hope to turn my experience into something positive for all women in knowing that we have a right to expect the best of care. Big Hugs to all, MJ

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 19, 2010 07:09PM sam52 wrote:

This brings back the horror of chemo..especially taxotere,which gave me every symptom going, and then some.I was prone on the couch for 3 weeks out of 3 and thought I would never feel well again. Black toenails? Yep, all my nails felt like they'd been hammered, and then they became purple and black and some fell off. Still to this day (over 8 years later), my big toe-nails have thick 'nails' underneath).I wasn't forewarned either; unfortunatley in UK you don't really get to choose your onc, since we have socialised medicine.

Just telling you all this so that you know your side effects are unfortunately not unusual.

What they did for me, though, as well as giving neupogen shots to raise the WBC (I developed neutropenic sepsis), was to lower the dose of taxotere by 20% - this can sometimes lead to lessening of side effects if they are very severe.It is something you mighr like to discuss with your (?new) onc.

I hope you start to feel better soon and your next round of chemo is not as bad.

Sam

dx Oct 2001 IDC 1.6cm, stage II, grade 3, 3/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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Jan 19, 2010 08:03PM StillVerticle wrote:

Hey Sam, thanks so much for your input and I am so sorry you had to go thru all of the things I am going thru after !st chemo. Socialized medicine does not seem to matter in the US as I got an onc (after enormous trial) who is simply not there for his patients. Lesson learned and I hope that neither of us nor any or us has to go thru anything like this with their onc, nor with the worst symptoms of chemo. LOL, MJ

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 22, 2010 10:08AM joyner1963 wrote:

Hello StillVerticle,

I wanted to tell you about the nause patch that I am using.  I have had 4 chemos and finally after my third treatment with nausea lasting 7 days or more, I started to do my own research on nausea medications.  The Sansuco Transdermal Patch was a miracle worker for me.  The FDA approved it in 2008, but noone EVER told me about it.  Anyway, the website is www.sansuco.com. My cancer center pharmacy keeps them in stock, but some drug stores DO NOT as they are very costly.

My insurance co.will pay  70 % and the cost for the patch is about $300.00. It was the ONLY thing that worked for me and I was actually up and around the day after chemo and continued to be out and about from then on.   I'm sure it does not work for everyone, but it was a complete and total lifesaver for me.  I have two more chemos and I am now dreading them less.

I sure hope that you get a new oncologist who will be responsive to your very important questions and side effects.

Hang in there, and please know that we wish you the best in your recovery.

Georgia Joyner

Huntsville, AL

Dx 9/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 5/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 22, 2010 10:30AM AnacortesGirl wrote:

I just went through these posts again and my reaction is totally different today.  Probably because I'm through my down days for the week.  Now I'm mad at this onc.  How could he do that to you or anyone else?  Chemo is scary.  And in your time of need he totally ignores you.  What arrogance and total lack of patient responsibility!

Heck, my onc called me back over something as easy as a rash.  The darn thing kept getting worse on my face and hands.  More benadyrl was the answer.  Nothing as serious as the ER but he was still there.  This guy ought to be put through chemo himself.

Christy - BRCA2+; mets to bones and liver, Taxol/Sutent -> AC, BMX - no recon, Rads, Carboplatin, BSO, Veliparib trial (8/30/13-3/13/14)

Dx 7/21/2009, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 14/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 9/9/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2-Hormonal Therapy 09/01/2010 AromasinHormonal Therapy 02/01/2011 TamoxifenHormonal Therapy 09/09/2012 FemaraChemotherapy 03/29/2013 XelodaHormonal Therapy 08/16/2013 FaslodexChemotherapy 03/20/2014 carboplatin
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Jan 22, 2010 11:01AM StillVerticle wrote:

Hey Joyner and AnaC, I did get a nausea patch yesterday. WONDERFUL! AND, I did raise such a stink over the onc I had that "VA Oncology" is in full review of P&P's. Nurses have called twice today to check on me. But am not sure this is enough to repair damages done to me and my Dad over the weekend. We just have SO few choices where I live. I mean I am on an island chain off the coast of NC. Absoutely gorgeous but we live here because we don't play well with others! I am too ill to make any decisions yet-need to focus on positive healing energy. Dad is 84 and he came with me to get IV fluids yesterday. He raked the onc over the coals in his cool southern style. I was in one room and could hear my Dad in another. He is the kind of Alpha male that makes other men quake in their shoes. Dad had documented all unreturned calls and all attempts to get this onc to do his job over this horrible weekend. We are (North Carolina) Scottish to the bone ex-hill folk, tho we have been in NC since land grants from the Earl of Granville! Never piss off an old Scottish bred dude from NC. Up with the "runs" all nite and so ill and "ragdoll" this A.M. Lots of hugs to allYell!!!! Go Tarheels, SV

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 22, 2010 11:42AM lovemyfamilysomuch wrote:

Still Verticle,

I am so sorry you are having such a rough time.  I can so relate.  I was down for the count with chemo.  Turned my world upside down.  I couldn't even finish the last one.  ARen't you lucky to have a daddy like that!  I miss my dad. good luck and hoping you feel better really soon! xo 

Dx 10/14/2008, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIa, Grade 2, 2/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 22, 2010 11:48AM AnacortesGirl wrote:

Your Dad sounds like one heck of a guy!  At that age to be documenting and able to coolly dress him down!  Fantastic. 

Unfortunately my Dad has been somewhat less than stellar all my life.  If it doesn't pertain to him than he doesn't have much interest.  Since he hit 80 last year all we hear about is how old he is.  Everytime I call over to talk to my parents I know that if Dad answers the phone he's going ask "Are you still doing chemo?".  Everytime. Yep, Dad, won't be done till March.  Oh well, he is what he is.  Thank goodness for my Mom.  She sounds more like your Dad.  Strong lady.  Very proud of her Norwegian parents and relatives.  She's been a rock for me since she went through BC.  Thankfully she's only had to have lumpectomies and rads -- no chemo.  And considering we just found out that both of us have the BRCA2 mutation it is amazing that she's doing so well at 81.

I also live in a very beautiful area.  Anacortes is on an island but we have 2 short bridges to get us on the mainland.  I'm glad I don't have to deal with ferries like the people out in the San Juans.  Luckily we have great docs who also want to live out of the city and this are meets their needs.  With Seattle just 2 hours away we're still connected to some great health care.  I just hope you can get some better health care for yourself.

Christy - BRCA2+; mets to bones and liver, Taxol/Sutent -> AC, BMX - no recon, Rads, Carboplatin, BSO, Veliparib trial (8/30/13-3/13/14)

Dx 7/21/2009, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIc, Grade 3, 14/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 9/9/2012, ILC, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2-Hormonal Therapy 09/01/2010 AromasinHormonal Therapy 02/01/2011 TamoxifenHormonal Therapy 09/09/2012 FemaraChemotherapy 03/29/2013 XelodaHormonal Therapy 08/16/2013 FaslodexChemotherapy 03/20/2014 carboplatin
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Jan 22, 2010 12:29PM StillVerticle wrote:

Thanks all, this is such an amazing thing with my Dad. He simply was absent from my whole life because of his drinking and 'better things to do.' I took off early and ran the world. I moved back to the homestead to care for my Mom who passed away in April after a very long illness. I am coming to renew my relationship with my Dad and so glad to get a second chance-one of the rewards of sobriety (21 years!). Dad has done a 180 and is doing for me now, what he failed to do when I was a child. Hard life coming up with two drunks. Mom passed away with 32 years sober and Dad has truly stepped up to the plate in every area of my care to help any way he can. He tries to hide how heartbroken he is (he and Mom together 60 years) and now me with cancer out of nowhere. I know it is so very hard on him but I could not be more blessed. (((Big hugs))). SV

Good Girls go to heaven; Bad Girls go everywhere-Mae West! StillVerticle

Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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