I feel a lot better this morning. The side effects are still there but they're decreased. The oncologist added magnesium to the IV and I had a sweet potato and potato yesterday which likely helped with added potassium. I also increased sodium intake. So I think that the neuro-side-effects greatly increase the body's need for electrolytes. I had tried one of the pedialyte-type supplements but the taste of those things is awful (too sweet for me) so I will try tablet forms of Magnesium and Potassium and increase sodium intake. I greatly increased sodium intake the previous time for the first week and then tapered off afterwards.
I had cramping yesterday but I didn't have the night cramps like I did the first cycle. Those are really painful.
I am going to the office today and want to get in five miles of walking. I will be puttnig my electric tea kettle to good use today.
So one really tough day and I'm looking to bounce back hard.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda +radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx 8 cycles 12/17-6/18