Products must have list for Chemo

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kellywin
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Re: Products must have list for Chemo

Postby kellywin » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:16 pm

If she's just doing Xeloda & radiation (no infusion), honestly that chemo, for me, was a cake walk. I didn't have any side effects. The radiation is likely going to be harder. Biggest thing is lotion lotion lotion - EVERYWHERE - after each radiation treatment and each night. And when I say everywhere, I mean it, every nook, cranny and crack. I used Cetaphil as it's not greasy and I took it with me to each radiation session and lathered up in the dressing room after. Also, no hard soaps, I used the Cetaphil bar - in that general area. Calmoseptine for when the razor blade phase begins (just not before any radiation session, only afterward). And lotomil (prescription anti-diarrheal). She should not be afraid to ask for pain pills for the razor blade phase, and a good side effect is it slows things down.
Kelly, mom 12 yo girl
Dx 11/15/12 Rectal Cancer @ age 40
Stage IIIC
5.5 weeks Xeloda & Radiation - complete 2/5/13
Colectomy 3/12/13, 7 of 14 nodes positive - no ileo
4/24/13-8/20/13 - 5 rounds Xelox, 1 Xeloda only
7/2015 Clear colonoscopy!
4/2017 Clear CT!

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Re: Products must have list for Chemo

Postby ocstacy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:33 am

ou can google 'Erbitux skin care kit' or follow the link here also for a nice free mesh bag with Aveeno soap and oatmeal bath and lotions and sunscreen samples. Good luck to your Mom!


Thank you so much for this referral! I just received the sample today! :D It's so nice talking to all of you. Now, where can I find gloves in 90 degree summer weather? :lol: :P
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 77, diag.5/09/17
Rectal CA Stage 3A Low grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuv. Chemo/Rad. start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
Xeloda 2600 mg daily Rad.Onc Mon-Fri (28 days) -3 mth break now
Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr Sang Lee-chief- Winter 2017 temp colostomy
Chemo Xeloda post surgery following reversal
Any Stage 3A survivors out there? Please share your journey
Praying 4 "Complete Response" or "NED"
Love my mom, BUTT she is a horrible patient! :roll:

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ocstacy
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Re: Products must have list for Chemo

Postby ocstacy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:29 am

You can google 'Erbitux skin care kit' or follow the link here also for a nice free mesh bag with Aveeno soap and oatmeal bath and lotions and sunscreen samples. Good luck to your Mom!


Thank you so much for this, it came in a timely manner and it's in her bag of things to use and try. I Love getting free items for my mom. Didn't even know it existed! <3
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 77, diag.5/09/17
Rectal CA Stage 3A Low grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuv. Chemo/Rad. start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
Xeloda 2600 mg daily Rad.Onc Mon-Fri (28 days) -3 mth break now
Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr Sang Lee-chief- Winter 2017 temp colostomy
Chemo Xeloda post surgery following reversal
Any Stage 3A survivors out there? Please share your journey
Praying 4 "Complete Response" or "NED"
Love my mom, BUTT she is a horrible patient! :roll:


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