Love the chemo break!

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Re: Love the chemo break!

Postby waw4 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:56 am

Ha ha - have fun Ashlee!
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Re: Love the chemo break!

Postby weisssoccermom » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:38 pm

That gym sounds wonderful....well, as wonderful as a gym can sound! The actual workout part...well...its still a gym BUT....the spa part :) . That makes it all worthwhile!
You enjoy your time off. You are one person who definitely has deserved it! Enjoy!
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Re: Love the chemo break!

Postby tchan8888 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:01 pm

Ashlee, congratulations. I just started my break as well and want to exercise. I started running, but my knee is hurting, which has never happened. I think the chemotherapy effected my ability to recover. Have fun!

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12/12 Right Hemicolectomy 2X (29 days in hospital)
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Re: Love the chemo break!

Postby blakeswife » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:43 pm

YAY Ashlee!
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Colectomy, Liver resection & RFA, 1/13 LN
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Re: Love the chemo break!

Postby Guinevere » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:02 pm

I'm still reaping the benefits of my chemo break. My red and white blood cell counts have been excellent since my chemo break. I'm so glad you can go to the gym and work out! Woohoo! Hopefully, you'll never have to go back on chemo but, if you do, I would think being in better shape can only help in tolerating the regimen.

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Hrt atk - Feb 11
CRC4 DX - Apr 11
APR liver rsct, procto - Jul 11
Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
Iritux - Jun 12
Break - Jan - Mar 13
Iritux - Mar 13
Stivarga - Aug 13
Folfiri - Oct 13
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