I tried both.
Xeloda didn't really work for me, I agree with what some of the folks here said, Xeloda in some cases does give people more GI problems. After doing 6 rounds of FOLFOX in hospital (3 days 2 nights every time), I was very determined to try Xeloda for its convenience, so I could go back to work. But nope, it didn't happen like that. I had stomach pain and experienced intense nausea when I started Xeloda (and I have a strong stomach). Eventually, nausea developed into really vomiting my meals everyday. I had a good few days not knowing whether the pills came out with the meal I puked or not. Lost 5kg in 10 days, wasn't fun. And this is just me, I have seen a lot of people here doing Xeloda just fine.
So I went back to doing FOLFOX but with a fanny pack, I had the bottle shaped one with a balloon inside. It wasn't an issue at all, I have the port in so it was extra easy. No noise at all, which is what concerned me at first, but later on I found out with the bottle shaped one, there's no noise...
F/38 - Dx 8 Mar 17, CEA 80.5
Stage IV Sig. Colon, 6 Liver mets, T3N0M1a, KRAS NRAS Wild, G2=Moderately differentiated
3/17- 6/17 - 6 rounds of FOLFOX + Erbitux - CEA 2.5
7/17 - 1st Liver resect/Colon/Gall, all clear margin
8/17 - 2nd Liver resec
9-12/17' - completed 13 rounds of FOLFOX - CEA 1.0
1/18 - Clear PET SCAN - CEA 1.4
3/18 - Clear MRI - CEA 0.8
6/30 - PET SCAN showed a lung nodule that grew from 5mm to 8mm - CEA 1.0
Aug - VATs done, colon met cfm