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Week 3 Post Taxol

I’m starting to feel like these posts should have a melody. Y’know, like the 12 days of Christmas, cuz I know it’s going to be a long while before I get to that single partridge in a pear tree. Some … Continue reading

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Big Milestone!! Chemo is Done!

It’s been a long 5 months. The first two were the hardest. The AC chemo was harder to tolerate. It left me completely zapped more often than not. Taxol was promised to be much better. It turned out to be just different.  Continue reading

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How’s That Chemo Brain Workin’ For Ya?

The doctors will say to try doing puzzles. I started doing crosswords while I was still on AC chemo. I finished the puzzle the same as if I didn’t have chemo brain. I sometimes do the New York Times crossword (print edition, not online), but mostly I do the one in The Globe. Yes, the tabloid Globe you find at the grocery store. No, I don’t read the other gossip. I go directly to the puzzle and work through it. Like I said, though, this didn’t seem to be any more of a challenge than it was before I started chemo and started noticing chemo brain. Continue reading

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Fun with Taxol – Week 5

I heard over and over how much more I’d like Taxol. For the record, I don’t *like* either of them. I’ve decided that neither is really better than the other. They’re just different. Continue reading

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Life without Lashes

I started wearing glasses when I was 9. I wore contacts for a couple of years in high school and then went back to glasses when hard lenses got to be too much. At the tail end of my senior … Continue reading

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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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