Caat55 wrote:The Xeloda for Adjuvant is 4,000 units (mg I assume). The Neo-Adjuvant was 3,500. I also had weekends off on Neo-Adjuvant. That additional 500 mg makes a difference.
What do you mean the additional 500 mg makes a difference? In what way?
I have decided to go with the oral Xeloda, after hearing the process with the 5 FU. Longer time at infusion center, more frequent visits, idea of being hooked up to a bottle of chemo for two additional days.
There's a video of me playing tennis on YouTube on the next to last day of Xeloda and Radiation. You wouldn't think that I was on chemo or radiation in watching the video. I have arthritic feelings in my hands right now that I think are from the Xeloda and I'm guessing that it's the hands and feet syndrome that people talk about. I know what osteoarthritis feels like because I've had it in my knees in the past. Fortunately, shoe technology has improved so that it's much less of a problem now. So I will talk about dropping the dose on the Xeloda with the oncologist tomorrow. I only have 500 MG pills but we could go with 4 in the morning and 3 in the evening for 3,500.