At my first infusion....

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LabLover
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At my first infusion....

Postby LabLover » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:06 pm

First session of Xelox. No complaints yet :D
Hoping side effects stay at bay. Not thrilled to have to take steroids for 2 days after the infusion but we will see how it goes. I'm not sleeping well to begin with, and steroids aren't going to make sleeping easier.

Edited to add: the port was great, no pain or burning.

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Voxx66
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Re: At my first infusion....

Postby Voxx66 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:57 pm

I reduced the steroids after round one and dropped them entirely after round two. Depending on your nausea and energy levels you may be able to do so as well.
DX and resect 10/2012 age 46
Stage IIa CRC
liver mets both lobes 8/2013
CEA 28
FOLFOX + Avastin 8/26/13 3 rounds
Folfox only 3 rds + rd 8
platelets low round 7,9,10 5FU only
1/14 CEA 1.0 y90
5fu
10/14 mets lung and peri
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scattered edge
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Re: At my first infusion....

Postby scattered edge » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:59 pm

good for you. I hope it continues to go well. :)
Rosie
resection 2/11/11
T3N2M0 (17/24LN)
joined the IV olympians ..... 7/12 mets to distant nodes
mets to pancreas, liver, spine
chemo for life, panitumumab for now

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: At my first infusion....

Postby O Stoma Mia » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:46 pm

LabLover wrote:...I took 4000mg of xeloda during radiation. I thought the pharmacist said I would receive a similar dose for this go around. I guess I will find out Friday...

LabLover - Did you find out what dose of Xeloda you will be on now? Is it the same (4000mg)?

LabLover
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Re: At my first infusion....

Postby LabLover » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:27 am

O Stoma Mia wrote:
LabLover wrote:...I took 4000mg of xeloda during radiation. I thought the pharmacist said I would receive a similar dose for this go around. I guess I will find out Friday...

LabLover - Did you find out what dose of Xeloda you will be on now? Is it the same (4000mg)?

Yes, it's 4000 mg. 4 pills in am and 4 pills in pm.


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