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Nov 26, 2021 01:30PM
Nov 27, 2021 12:25AM
Gamzu, sorry to hear the taxol reaction is there to stay. That must be scary for you.
My Center is also running out of things. The needles to access the ports- there are two types and they can only get one in. They are out of chlorhexodine swabs so have to use an alternative. Definitely shortages in our system too!!!! Funny they just use this blue hypoallergenic tape on my port. They put one piece of tape over it. Seems to work well. They only put bandages if I were to have to leave it accessed, which I don't so just tape.
I finished dose #10 of taxol with dose #4 or Herceptin on Wed. I feel like it's all catching up to me a bit. My skin is very sensitive- my eyelids are irritated, red and slightly swollen. My face is pretty broken out and my chest too. This morning I was nauseous (manageable) but food lots it's taste. Normally it's pretty normal for me.
I don't have a sore throat but I feel something weird about my throat last week and this week. I thought maybe I would get a sore throat but I haven't. I also have had a very slight cough but it's not getting worse, nor better. It's very slight so I'll keep an eye on it.
Neuropathy however is still gone. I swear it was bugging me week 7 but had disappeared. I'm icing 1000x better now then before. I'm not sure why it left, but I'll take it gladly. EDIT: week 10, day 2 am I’m feeling the neuropathy in my hands. I just spoke to soon.
The hair on my head seems to be falling out and growing…. I have a few little patches of bald, but still some stubble and a bit of fuzzyness. Very strange hairdo in rocking. Lol. Pubic hair is disappearing. But eyebrows and eyelashes are still present.
I'm 45 days from my last period. Prob not getting it back while still on chemo. Other then the steroids flush I'm not getting hot flashes I don't think. I'm not sure if it will stay or go permanently.
13 more days then done! (As long as nothing gets delayed). My blood work is dipping a bit- Monocytes, Lymphocytes, and leukocytes are all below normal, but not severe. My lymphocytes were below normal before chemo too, so they pretty much are at my normal. Everything else seems to be holding up.
Edit to add: the worst is the blood nose boogie situation. It started fairly soon after I started chemotherapy and my right nostril is always plugged with bloody bits and boogies. I’ve got a relatively small nose. Now that it’s cold where I am from I end up having a runny nose/bloody nose combo. I will be very grateful for that tissue to heal up.
7/13/2021, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
8/11/2021 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
9/3/2021, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+
9/21/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
9/22/2021 Taxol (paclitaxel)