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Aug 15, 2017 02:32PM
JFL, my symptoms and solutions were as follows. (Day 1 is infusion day)
Day 4 or 5 muscle/bone pain (flu like), took tramadol, felt fine the following day.
Day 7 minimal to moderate D, took Imodium
3 months in the cumulative affects presented.
Mild/moderate neuropathy and significant nail damage, cut dose by 20%.
Day 2-5 (weekly chemo) food tasted like ass sweat! I underestimated my emotional connection to food (even as a fat chick), not being able to enjoy a meal made me very angry and sad, I was ok with the 25lb weight loss though.
Dry skin was also an issue, used Eucerin lotion.
Otherwise, much easier than I expected, plus I walked daily and never had fatigue.
Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo
11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC)
1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes
10/5/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to brain
10/19/2017 External: Brain
4/18/2018 External: Brain
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)