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Life on Taxol

I’ve been on Taxol for 3 weeks now. I get the biologics Herceptin and Perjeta every 3rd or 4th week as well. They give Taxol weekly to help reduce the side effects. Luckily, I haven’t had any nausea issues with … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine to Counteract Taxol

I started on Taxol with the biologics Herceptin and Perjeta 3 weeks ago. I get the biologics every 3rd or 4th treatment, and I get the Taxol every week. The thought behind doing it every week is to minimize the … Continue reading

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When You Need a Helping Hand

I’m not here to say you can’t “do” cancer alone. You most certainly can. It just really, really helps to have a good support network. While chemo treatments were going along like they’re supposed to, and the anti-nausea meds weren’t … Continue reading

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More on Chemo Brain

First, if you hadn’t figured it out already, my last post was not as much about chemo brain itself as it is me working out some of the things cancer is putting into perspective for me. This one will tell … Continue reading

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Chemo Brain

Yesterday, there was an article posted on the WBUR site under their This Moment in Cancer series that was picked up by NPR, titled, “After Cancer At 18, I Learned ‘Chemo Brain’ Can Last Long Past Chemo.” This article lit … Continue reading

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A Week of Chemo – Infusion 3

On Friday, December 29th, I had my 3rd infusion of chemo. The process each time is pretty much the same. Do the blood work and then start the IVs. This time, I talked to the doctor about the anti-nausea meds. … Continue reading

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