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May 17, 2020 08:33AM
Haven't posted in this thread for a bit. I have been posting in the Taxotere & Cytoxan thread.
I am on day 11 after first round and happy to have moved into the relief days. As for the vitamin conversation, my doc told me to stop taking C, and fish oil. They approved me taking D3, B-complex, magnesium glycinate, and a probiotic. You have to be careful because many vitamin supplements have high doses of C added and don't show that on the front of the label.
Angela, sorry your had such a scare with the steroids. That would have freaked me out. Hopefully they will be making adjustments for you next round so you can avoid that.
Paula, have a big box of tissues handy when your husband is shaving your head. It may be one of those emotional moments. I am actually doing the cold cap. But it is a pain in the ass. I can not use any product, color my hair, blow dry, flat iron, wear hats, hair ties or wigs. I am barely allowed to brush it. My hair looks horrible all the time. Crazy curls that go in the wrong direction, big gray roots and frizzy. Plus the 4 hour infusion days turn into 8 hour days. I have definitely had second thoughts about the hair path I took.
Judy, thanks for the links. I am going to read through and make sure I am doing these vitamins right. I want the extra boost that vitamins may give me now. Especially when it is hard to eat right. But, I don't want to take anything that counteracts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy.
KeepingCalm, my doctor's PA did tell me to just skip the vitamins and get all my vitamins from my food. But that is not happening. Unless I can get all my vitamins from peanut better and jelly sandwiches. :)
PJAL, I am with you on the love/hate with COVID shelter in place rules. The whole world is being extra careful right now to keep us safe from exposure to bugs.
3/20/2020, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/7/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)