Caat55 wrote:...As I mentioned Miaderm and prescription Biafine were great. There is a study from Wash U Barnes Cancer Hospital published last October that found many creams safe to use during radiation. Published in JAMA Oncology.
Is this the week when you'll be starting your neo-adjuvant chemo/radiation?
MeAndMine wrote:Is this the week when you'll be starting your neo-adjuvant chemo/radiation?
Yes, I'll be starting on Wednesday. Thank you for the links!
I sent a note in to my oncologist this morning because I won't see them until after starting treatments. They didn't prescribe any nausea meds or anything to go with the chemo and I wanted to make sure if I needed to have them on hand just in case. I do have Imodium in case of diarrhea and Mirilax in case of constipation.
I've got a pillow for my desk chair, lotion for my hands and feet and mouth rinse to ward off mouth issues.
I thought about going to get my nails done before but I didn't want to take the chance of getting nicked or scratched or something beforehand so I didn't go. I do need to cut my nails short today though, according to the pharmacy counselor. I think that may bug me to have them shorter than I'm used to because you get used to using them in a certain way and they won't be there but at least I won't accidentally scratch myself.
I had my teeth deep cleaned last month and my daughter bought me some ultra soft tooth brushes. I have a sensitive toothpaste that I always use but might just use baking soda in case even that bothers me, I'm not sure on that.
I have head and shoulders shampoo. I guess that's not really medicated though so thank you for that suggestion.
Did anyone use a particular kind of soap during treatment? I've always used Dial for years. It's an antibacterial soap and I have used it for years to help with skin issues. I'm not sure if it's drying and if I should switch to something like Dove with moisturizers or just plain Ivory soap.
MeAndMine wrote:...Did anyone use a particular kind of soap during treatment?
I went for ginger - ginger snaps, ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger ice cream, crystallized ginger to help with the nausea.
I think you are probably OK with the products that you mentioned.
MeAndMine wrote:... I would really like to have a nausea prescription on hand in case I need it. I'm hoping for no nausea but I get it so easily on a normal day that I worry about that one...
MeAndMine wrote:Looks like my oral chemo will be pills through mail order. The doctor said he prescribed Xeloda, the pharmacy that called said they are still working on it but it's the generic version. Have any of you read about or noticed any difference in using one or the other? She said they could ask the doctor to switch it to Xeloda. I notice on my insurance website, Xeloda is over $9,600 where the generic is $1,600.
My minimum is 64 ounces or half-a-gallon.
For reference, here is a list of the top 10 generic drug manufacturers
I sent my oncologist a message on the patient portal yesterday morning but no one replied so maybe that is not the way to go with that doctor
My various does differ a lot for how to contact them
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