[Ana & Alex] wrote:
Benben just wanted to add that I looked closer at the THC:CBD and it is possible to get it in Austria! (Legally)
I'm going to speak to my oncologist about it!
Definitely talk to your Onc about it.
I had read about it being used in conjunction for chemo in reducing neuropathy side effects, increasing appetite, and reducing nausea. Also had multiple nurses suggest to me using it in conjunction with chemo for reduction of side effects.
I can attest to the fact that it indeed does the above. You're on a slightly different chemo, but we both are receiving Oxali - which is the big ASS kicker.
I see you had a delay of 2 days on treatment. I too had low WBC after first treatment. They still gave me chemo on time for session 2 even though i was at 1.05 ANC when minimum for my center is 1.0.
Even after receiving granix shots x 2 on third treatment I was delayed 2 days as my ANC was only .420 - severe neutropenic levels. Make sure they keep up on the WBC count especially the ANC levels. You may also need to
get some growth factors to elevate the counts. I can tell you the bone pain I felt this time was minimal - like a 2/3 pain scale vs the 10 pain scale from previous time. The only real changes were a spreading out of the shots
so they were 5 days apart instead of back to back, and the use of CBD prior to shot, followed by some THC:CBD after shot, and another THC:CBD prior to bed.
I'm in a state that marijuana is legal across the board. So I actually don't get medical stuff as a lot of the medical grade is high THC, which would trip me out too much. Also I've read, but not sure, that the medical grade
is synthetically produced. I'm getting some edibles that have specifically extracted CBD and THC from the plant - without any of the other chemicals found in the plant from a local green shop.
If you do get some higher dose/ratio of THC vs CBD - I'd recommend getting just straight CBD too as CBD can bring you out of a THC high if you have too high dose.
Good luck with your treatments. It's a tough road for sure, especially with side effects and blood counts.
Good news for me - The Zarzio shots I received boosted me outside neutropenic levels into the normal range with an ANC count of 2.2.
So I don't have to worry about neutropenic level of cleansing and diet for about 5 days. Then I get another shot on day 8 or 9 of zarzio.
They are going to dial it back to a single shot, as with 1 shot I experience no bone pain at all. My total WBC is like 11.5, which is higher than normal.
My kidney function was good - testament of lots of water and no claritin or codeine usage. Red blood count was back to normal range.
Only warning sign came back with slightly elevated liver enzyme. So I just finished Round 4 of Chemo infusion, back at home with my pump on.
Keep your chin up Ana, drink drink drink - 120+ ounces of water a day. Try to go for a walk when you feel up to it as well.
A little walking can do wonders for energy levels and general overall emotional well being.