Topic: Weekly Taxol group

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

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012 02:23PM

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012 02:23PM

Sissydi wrote:

Hey there! I didn't see a separate group for weekly Taxol treatment; thought I'd start one just so we can compare notes with each other......I always learn so much from everyone! Just finished treatment #3 this week, and so far my side effects have been loss of taste and fatigue, especially day 3-5. This has been easier on me then A/C treatment so far.
What are your experiences?

Dx 12/23/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+
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Jun 21, 2015 06:54PM Trvler wrote:

Welcome to the group, Melb. Sorry you have to be here. How did AC go for you?

Allison Dx 1/16/2015, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/26/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/15/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2016
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Jun 21, 2015 07:23PM Sheriann wrote:

Thanks, KBee!

Leighrh, I had the same kind of pain with my first Taxol dose. It felt like the body ache of having the flu. It lasted a day or so, and then went away. I hope you're like me in that it never happened again--with each subsequent dose, the pain never returned.

Dx 10/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 22, 2015 08:20AM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Leighrh- Wow how scary!  No doubt you wouldn't want to do that over again.  Let us know what is next. 

I have made it thru Taxol 2 but not without incident.  I was at cancer center for 10 am bloodwork and chemo was scheduled for 11.  However I walked out at 4:30 pm as the center closed.  Long story but I have a blood cancer related blood clot which I am on Fragmen daily injections for.  Also on large doses of narcotics for the pain.  Both which bind you up tight even though I take something daily or twice daily.  Well I was told by the chemo nurse she couldn't give me the chemo till I was cleared by my MO who was not in that day so I had to see the on call MO.  She said she was afraid I may have a blockage.  If I did I may require it surgically removed.  YIKES!  After finally seeing the on call MO she said I would have to go to xray to check for blockage.  All this takes time of course but then later they asked me if my eyes were BROWN?  Finally got the Taxol after all the other stuff around 3 pm.  I am loaded up with 3 meds to make my bowels contract and void.  Still been a battle but have had some success.  Hope it's enough.  (Shitty subject). 

Blood clot tests tomorrow and pic line, daughter will take me. 

Anyone else find they are so "drugged" by these Taxol treatments that they can't drive or isn't safe to drive after?  I am lit up on the steroids for 24 hours then "crash".  Dead tired for next 2 days.  Then slowly come back.  Does this sound about normal?

Cathy

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/12/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 22, 2015 08:32AM - edited Jun 22, 2015 08:33AM by ninjamary

Cathy,

Yes regarding the drugged up feeling. I drive myself to Taxol (never did that with AC) but I'm beginning to rethink that approach. I pass out in the chair during each infusion, go home pass out again, then I'm up for 24 hours. I've been taking xanax to help me sleep, but it seems I need more and more of that. It seems taxol is cumulative for me. The first "go-rounds" seemed very easy. I also don't think I should be driving a vehicle until I'm post 3 days out from infusion.

Regarding clots...my port keeps clotting. I'm on my second port right now. I will not get a third port..they can just go in via my arm veins. I'm standing firm on that one. I have no idea why I clot so easily.

Dx 1/14/2015, IDC, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/12/2015 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 22, 2015 08:44AM tryn2staycalm wrote:

NinjiMary- I have a blood clot in my lung,near my heart (clot specialist said it's on the opposite side of most) not in a port.  I never had a port.  My MO uses pic lines unless your a lifer chemo patient.  I'm getting my pic line (finally) tomorrow.  Then CT for blood clots after that.  Thanks for your quick reply.  I guess we better stay off the hwy's after Taxol.

Cathy

 

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/12/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 22, 2015 10:25AM Trvler wrote:

ARe you ladies getting big doses of Benedryl? They have decreased my dose to the point I can drive myself. But it's only like 5 min away from my house.

Allison Dx 1/16/2015, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/26/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/15/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2016
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Jun 22, 2015 10:45AM pennsygal wrote:

What is it with ports this week? I spent yesterday afternoon in the ER - I was having a burning sensation in the port, up into my neck, along with pain. The MO on call told me to go so they could check. After doppler, CT Scan, xray, EKG there is no clot or infection.

Abraxane #6 this week for me - halfway done!

Dx 12/22/2014, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 2/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/9/2015 AC Chemotherapy 5/13/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery 9/29/2015 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 11/17/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 22, 2015 05:14PM princessofmeh wrote:

Add me to the port-giving-me-grief group. For the last 2 spa days, I lay down, coughs & deep breaths, arm in the air, blah, blah, blah, and it has eventually kick in enough to get the blood draw so far, but with 6 spa days left to go...I just don't think this sucker's going to make it through 6 more treatments. *le sigh*

My adult daughter is here for her vacation this week and is planning to go to spa day with me. I've warned her, but boy, is she going to be bored. That's the good news. (LOL!) The bad news is I finally ended my relationship with my mother. Since I was diagnosed, every little thing had to be about her and feeding her personal drama machine, constant me-me-me demands for attention/sympathy...I just couldn't take it anymore. Been rather peaceful since I told her I was done and to have a good life, though.

Karen Dx 2/19/2015, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER-/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/12/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Dx 5/13/2015, IBC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, ER-/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/31/2015 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right) Radiation Therapy 10/14/2015 Dx 3/13/2019, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIC, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/10/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 22, 2015 07:06PM Trvler wrote:

Good for you, Karen!

Allison Dx 1/16/2015, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/26/2015, ILC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/24/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/1/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Radiation Therapy 10/15/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2016
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Jun 22, 2015 07:14PM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Maybe that is why I'm getting the pic line tomorrow!  Karen sorry about you and your mom but I can imagine how that would be.  As we age we do get so set in our ways and sometimes have to stop the me, me me stuff.  We do have enough to deal with for sure w/o that.  Hugs.. hope it works out better for you.

Cathy

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/12/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)

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