Category Archives: Chemo

1st Day of Kadcyla

October 12, 2018 I got my first dose of Kadcyla today. It’s another targeted chemotherapy drug that is supposed to stop the cancer from growing and spreading. The previous two targeted chemotherapy drugs, Herceptin and Perjeta, clearly weren’t working for … Continue reading

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30-Day Breast Radiation Follow-up

September 20, 2018 I had my 30-day follow up after completing my 7-1/2 weeks of radiation for my breast and chest today.¬† My skin looks mostly normal again. The Radiation Oncologist said that she can hardly tell they did anything … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Seasonal Treats

Seeing as we’re getting into the holiday season, I thought I’d share some seasonal treats that I’ve found that aren’t awful on the taste buds when on chemos or other drugs that alter taste.¬†Different chemos cause different taste issues, and … Continue reading

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

September 19, 2018 I’ve worn glasses since I was in 3rd grade.¬† Every couple of years I need a new pair with a stronger prescription. I’m pretty much blind as a bat, my glasses have mostly been like Coke bottle … Continue reading

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I Am a Walking Bruise

September 16, 2018 Some chemo drugs affect vision. Cisplatin is one of those. My peripheral vision has sucked since about week 2 of this drug, which means that I’m doing a lot of walking into walls and things and acquiring … Continue reading

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Done with Chemo – Again

August 24, 2018 I finished my last dose of Cisplatin the day after I finished radiation. I had 50% dose of this drug because the side effects were getting to be too much. The neuropathy was bad enough that my … Continue reading

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Cisplatin – Week 6

August 23, 2018 Today is my last dose of Cisplatin. I am glad to be finished with it. The side effects are more difficult to manage than the AC and Taxol, and some of them more intense. After a long … Continue reading

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