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Topic: Starting Chemo May 2018

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Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2018 08:48AM

ClareCo wrote:

Hi everyone. I didn't see a thread for May 2018 yet, so I'm starting one. I'm getting my port put in today and start TCx4 on May 2nd. Hoping to hear from others so we can get each other through this. Anybody else nervous?

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIA, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/1/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 10, 2018 03:03PM Ultra1949 wrote:

Thank you, Wildcolonialgal for your words of advice and encouragement. Definitely doing the extended Claritin tip and trying hard to stay really hydrated. I really appreciate it

Dx 11/25/1996, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/12 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 12/11/1996 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/31/1996 AC Radiation Therapy 6/14/1997 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/15/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 13, 2018 12:28PM - edited May 13, 2018 12:47PM by DaughterFriend

My mom begins chemotherapy on May 19th. We find out which type tomorrow morning at her first visit with the medical oncologist. Here goes nothing. Loopy

Best of luck to all of you warrior women fighting this disease!

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May 13, 2018 08:59PM ClareCo wrote:

we’re here if you need us, Daughterfriend

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIA, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/1/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 14, 2018 09:15AM BigPeaches wrote:

First treatment is tomorrow and of course I don't feel well today. Still, going to drink as much water and gatorade as possible, take all the meds and be a good girl. *sigh* this blows.

Dx 6/11/2008, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2008 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/18/2008 AT Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/27/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 3/28/2018 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/15/2018 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 14, 2018 01:14PM Ingerp wrote:

Hang in there, BigPeaches. Let us know how it goes.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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May 14, 2018 04:43PM Ultra1949 wrote:

Thumbs up, Big Peaches! Keep us posted 🍀.

Dx 11/25/1996, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/12 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 12/11/1996 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/31/1996 AC Radiation Therapy 6/14/1997 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/15/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 14, 2018 08:21PM DaughterFriend wrote:

Thanks ClareCo!

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May 14, 2018 08:57PM ClareCo wrote:

Thinking of you BigPeaches and wishing you well! You got this!

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIA, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/1/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 14, 2018 09:42PM SAW66 wrote:

Welcome Daughterfriend!

You got this BigPeaches

Dx 3/2/18,DCIS,right 7.7 cm,Stage 0, 0/6 nodes-Surgery 4/4/18 Mastectomy:Right Dx 4/6/18 IDC, .8MM, Stage 1A, grade 0, ER-/PR-,HER2+++, chemo 5/3/18 Taxol (paclitaxel),Targeted Therapy 5/3/18 herceptin(trastuzumab)
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May 15, 2018 08:00AM mianola wrote:

Well, today's the day I start my chemo.=. I'm a nervous wreck. Good vibes would be appreciated.

Dx 1/18/2018, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Dx 4/5/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 4/5/2018 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/15/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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May 15, 2018 02:16PM YellowTulip wrote:

hi all. I did my first chemo wedneday. I had imagined that I would have a little more energy by now on Tuesday. But I am still achy and in bed. I did have a fever spiked to 100.9°. But no obvious infection source. The weirdest symptom I’ve had is excruciating back spasms in the lower back and pelvis area. Those came up and lasted for about 24 hours and we’re quite intense. ( I got in my car and shut the windows and screamed at the highest decibel possible the entire way to the acupuncturist. She was able to get the spasms to come down a little. But the Valium and Flexeril combo that I took when I got home really finally calm that down. . I wish I felt a little better! I thought maybe the only symptoms would show up The first three days. I was hoping to work this week. My best time is in the early morning. I do get up and feed and walk my dogs about 2 miles. Then that seems to be it for the day, back to bed

Dx 1/15/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 4/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/6/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/9/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 15, 2018 02:46PM Ingerp wrote:

mianola—hoping everything went well today.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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May 15, 2018 03:16PM Engine104 wrote:

Hi Tulip,

My wife is also on CT and did her first infusion on 5/3.

My understanding is you feel fairly well for the first three days and then your counts start dropping and you start feeling crummy. My wife was very achy and then developed a fever, which put her in the hospital for the last five days. Her counts are finally back up, so we are hoping to go back home today. We'll see.

I've heard about the back pains, which are mainly from the Taxetere. Google that and you'll find lots of posts on topic.

Have you asked your onco about what he thinks about you continuing to have acupuncture?


Dx 3/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+, HER2- Surgery 4/16/2018 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 15, 2018 03:18PM L8Blmr wrote:

YellowTulip, so sorry for the SE's going on. Did you receive the Neulasta shot 24 hours after your chemo? That is usually the cause of the bone/muscle aches. Also, have you been taking Claritin? My MO said take it for 5 days, but I took it for 10 days. And if the valium/flexeril are working, use them to push through the intense days, especially to get your rest. Rest is so important for your body to recover before the next round. Take it day by day - hour by hour if you have to. YOU CAN DO THIS!!


L8Blmr Dx 11/2/2017, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/15/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/16/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/23/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 15, 2018 03:34PM L8Blmr wrote:

mianola, I hope it went well today. The best advice I received after my DX was 'prepare for the worst, pray for the best'. This forum is very helpful!! We are all in a Club we didn't ask to join; you're not making this journey alone. You got this!!

L8Blmr Dx 11/2/2017, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/15/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/16/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/23/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 15, 2018 05:06PM ClareCo wrote:

Mianola- how did it go?

Hows everybody else doing?

I got my first chemo on 5/2 and today my hair started falling out. (At work, of course- thank goodness i cut it super short a couple of weeks ago). So looks like tonight I will have my hisband buzz me. Wish me luck

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIA, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/1/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 15, 2018 05:24PM llupp wrote:

Started my first chemo 5/10 A.C. and the next day a shot of neulasta . So far just real tired and a metal taste in mouth and the night sweats are killing me. Stomach is little queasy trying to keep moving.

Dx IDC, Left, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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May 15, 2018 05:37PM wlo002 wrote:

Hi All. Just checking in since my first treatment and let me just say, as prepared as I was, I was NOT prepared. Days 3 and 4, my body pretty much shut down completely. I even tried to pass out sitting in a chair! I'm on the upswing now with just some body aches, tender mouth and horrible lack of coordination. I drove a short distance today and quickly decided that I should not be driving...my reaction time felt delayed and I almost felt a little motion sick. I really didn't expect this and it will most definitely be an issue with 2 kids in school Scared

Yellow tulip - I've had some pretty intense back pain, too. I wondered if part of it was all the laying around on top of the pain from meds. Taxotere seems to be a major cause of bone pain in addition to the neulasta.

Mianola-hope today went well!!

Clareco-way to take charge!

Dx 4/11/2018, IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/26/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/8/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/8/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/9/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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May 15, 2018 08:11PM - edited May 15, 2018 08:13PM by L8Blmr

ClareCo, So how did the hair cut go? I started losing my hair in clumps 2 weeks after my first chemo. I cried the whole time my hubby was shaving my head. He was telling jokes trying to lighten the mood (he is a joker-one of the reasons I married him), but nothing is funny about losing your hair when it's YOUR HAIR. An emotional side effect I wasn't ready for. But after I got used to my wig and some cute hats it isn't so bad. I feel good in some of my cute hats and my 'sassy' wig.

L8Blmr Dx 11/2/2017, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/15/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/16/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/23/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 15, 2018 08:22PM ClareCo wrote:

Hi L8Blmr, well, the deed is done! I'm now sporting a festive fuzzy q-tip like head. I definitely think it's easier if you're going from a short cut to a buzz - I think I would have freaked if I went from my usual shoulder length to the buzz all in one go. I'm a little nervous about going in to work tomorrow with a scarf on - but my coworkers are very nice people, so I'm sure it will be fine. Mostly I am identifying with my dog - I asked him "how do you stand it, shedding all the time?!" He replied "because you feed me treats the whole time you're brushing me!" (yeah, I have conversations with my dog... he's very understanding). Wishing everyone a good night! I'm turning in early to nip this headcold in the bud.

Dx 1/31/2018, IDC, Left, Stage IIA, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/1/2018 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Radiation Therapy Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 15, 2018 10:39PM YellowTulip wrote:

yes I did receive neulasta. So I was expecting achy bones. I do /am taking Claritin as well. The muscle spasms were not expected. And I have never had anything like that before! Today just back to achy bones and tiredness. I didn’t ask the doc about the acupuncturist, I will do so. But the needles are always new so I am not sure what they would object to.

I am supposed to travel to France 5 days after my 2nd chemo. My doc said it would be ‘no problem! -especilly with neulastA. It is a nonstop flight and a riverboat Cruise on the Seine for 9daya. Not too taxing. But now I am beginning to think this is nuts! I do have trip insurance and an international medical policy. If I do have a complication, then I am probably in trouble. Still not decided....

Dx 1/15/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIIA, 4/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/6/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/9/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/10/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 16, 2018 12:10AM - edited May 16, 2018 12:16AM by foreverfaith

Hi All. I'm starting AC on 5/17. So much has happened in such a short amount of time. My tumor originally measured 1.5cm but upon lumpectomy came out 2.8cm. Changed the game a little, not so much in terms of the treatment medications but rather the urgency top start chemo. I'm triple negative with makes it a little more urgent as well. After 4 rounds of AC every two weeks I will go into 12 weeks of weekly taxol.

So I've cut my hair short. I had hair past the middle of my back. Thankfully one of my best friends is also my hair dresser. It made the process so much easier and memorable (in a not so bad way).My chemo counselor said it's guaranteed to lose my hair on AC and usually happens 2-3 weeks after the first infusion.

I started preparing the things I will need at home and for the bag I take with me to infusions. It seems so surreal. I've read so many threads and the truth is that it varies widely. Some not so great and some not so bad. My husband and I have tried to prepare our family (we have 3 kids - 10,13 and 22) as best as we can without making it seem too scary.

Anyone take any special precautions with school age kids at home? I am super paranoid of anyone bringing germs into the house where I may end up sick, as in getting a virus that ends up landing me in the hospital. I feel so sad when I read the posts of the members that have gotten so sick during chemo that they have to be hospitalized.

Also, has everyone chosen to get a port? My doctor said it was my decision whether or not to get one.

4/10/18 IDC Diagnosis; 1.5cm ; Stage 3; ER-; PR-, HER2-; Lymphovascular invasion present; Ki67 70% 4/25 lumpectomy with SNB 0/2 lymph nodes 2.8cm after lumpectomy ; Chemotherapy: 5/17 AC
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May 16, 2018 12:49AM WRS wrote:

This might seem silly, but I realized after visiting a friend this week ---- NO SHOES worn in the house. So many germs from all over the place are on the soles. Maybe you do this already but it sure can cut down on bacteria in the home. Haven't started chemo yet, but practicing now :-)

Dx DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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May 16, 2018 07:26AM BigPeaches wrote:

foreverfait, I got the port both times. I noticed this second time, that the port is much smaller and more comfortable. For me, it definitly makes the infusions a lot better. I bruse something awful and my arms were already looking like a drug addict, the port aliviates all of that and they give you this cream so when they access it, you don't even feel it. The surgery was a breeze compared to all the others I've had.

Dx 6/11/2008, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2008 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/18/2008 AT Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/27/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 3/28/2018 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/15/2018 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 16, 2018 08:08AM L8Blmr wrote:

Foreverfaith, I wasn't thrilled when my MO recommended a port, but was very happy I went that route. You do have to be a little more careful with movement, but I never worried about the infusions and blood draws. There is a 1" horizontal scar there, but it doesn't bother me.

As far as germs, we had a hand sanitzer pump at the front door...gel in/gel out (just like a hospital room) for everyone. I also let everyone know that because of compromised immune system during chemo, I would not be attending a lot events, family gatherings, etc. Everyone was very supportive.

Good luck today. I'll add your name to my rosary list.

L8Blmr Dx 11/2/2017, IDC: Papillary, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/15/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/16/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/23/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 16, 2018 08:40AM Ingerp wrote:

I'm checking in after my big graduation weekend with my family. We'd all been looking forward to it for so long--I was almost sad for it to get here cuz I knew then it would be over. Some of you know I was originally scheduled to have #1 of T/H today but right before my trip re-thought timing (SE-wise) and asked to be moved to Fridays. I got a call from my MO's office while I was in the Minneapolis airport saying they were able to re-schedule me, so I'll now have #1 on 5/18. (In the middle of all of the BC stuff I had a slightly off PAP and I'm going to have a colposcopy this morning. So weird that it is not in my brain space at all. Whatever.)

forever--I will not have a port, at least not to start with. My MO suggested we try it without it so fingers crossed it's not too bad on my veins.

To everyone--I've been a little out of the loop this last week but have been reading and keeping all of you in my thoughts.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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May 16, 2018 01:15PM Proud_Patriot wrote:

@ClareCo-I am also doing neoadjuvant TCHP. I had my first infusion yesterday (5/15). Today I feel fine. I worked a few hours this morning (from home) and went out for a walk for about an hour. It was very hard to resist the temptation to jog just a little bit but the oncologist turned white when I said I wanted to run. She said walk yes, run no. For a runner walking is very unfulfilling.

I had IV Ondansetron during my infusion and I am taking 8mg Ondansetron orally every 8 hours. So far no nausea but I have heard day 3 is the worst day. I figured I would enjoy being energetic today. My son is visiting from college so I am not alone this week. I planned to be home this week and go into the office a bit next week if I feel up to it. I can work a little from home.

I am not hungry at all. I had some almonds this morning and one egg before my walk. I am very very very thirsty and have been drinking a lot of water but it does nothing for my thirst. I wouldn't mind losing a bit of weight during chemo but I don't want to lose much muscle.

I have the Neulasta box attached but it has not deployed yet.

Yesterday was a very long day. I am glad future infusions will not be as long.

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May 16, 2018 02:04PM BigPeaches wrote:

Proud_Patriot, sounds like me and you are on the same schedule :) Have the little Neulasta bug attached too, it's weird to know this thing is going to go off tonight and inject me. I'm a little weirded out by it.

Dx 6/11/2008, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 7/17/2008 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/18/2008 AT Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/27/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 3/28/2018 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/15/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/15/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/15/2018 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 16, 2018 04:04PM Sbujwit wrote:

Started T/C chemo on May 14th. SE's have been extreme exhaustion and nausea. I've had some hot flashes, tingling in feet and hands, but nothing too annoying. The exhaustion had been the hardest to overcome. I'm hoping I will feel better by this weekend. Outside seems to be my happy place. I'm grateful the weather in Chicago Ian finally cooperating for once :

Dx 3/30/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 4/18/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/14/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Multi-catheter: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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May 16, 2018 05:57PM MellieTX wrote:

Hey, gang! I had my first TC yesterday- what is the rule for showering after my Neulasta deploys? I don't remember if they said, but it is summer here and I'm stinky Winking

Diagnosed at 41 Dx 2/20/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 4/16/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/23/2018 Multi-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 5/14/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)

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