Re: [MOL] Dave B. [01632] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Dave B.



Once again, see what the angels and prayers will do for you!!! I was in
tears reading your post and Lillians reply to it. Lillian you are nothing
short of an angel yourself!!!!!!I hearby award the Badge of Bravery &
Courage to all the Molers fighting the good fight. You inspire the rest of
us to higher goals.    Pat Kimmi-Kansas

----- Original Message -----
From: <DBLATT4444@aol.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Dave B.


> Lillian
>
> I will be sending you an appropriate picture.
>
> I had my second chemo cocktail today with some interesting incidents that
I
> think you will appreciate...........along with me sharing my "stuff" with
the
> rest of the gang.
>
> I prepared for my second session exactly the way I did for the first. same
> steroids,
> same anti-nausea medications-same anti-allergic reaction medication. The
only
> thing
> I didn't do was wear the same shirt I wore the first time (used same
> socks,sneakers and shorts) couldn't find the shirt.
>
> Anyway...............I take 916mg of Taxol and 460something of
carboplatin. 5
> minutes
> into Taxol, at 315mg per hour, I had an allergic reaction to it. Evidently
it
> is the standard reaction.............pain in base of neck, spine, left
> shoulder. left arm and
> the feeling that you're on fire........you get extremely red too. Three
> nurses and my
> Oncologist jumped all over me...........to explain what was taking place
and
> what they were doing to relieve the symptoms. I was not in the middle of a
> good time!!!
>
> To say I was terrified is an understatement, but I did something that
tells
> me I am really at a point in my life where i understand that I am a better
> person! I asked one
> nurse to close the curtains surrounding my chair, I explained that I did
not
> want the other chemo patients in the room (six of them) to be scared. As I
> think about it now,
> I am not sure where that thought, or the strength came from..but I like
it!
>
> I'm going on too long...........but...........The reaction lasted less
than
> 10 minutes and
> was gone. My Oncologist dropped the flow rate  and all was ok for the rest
of
> my session, I had a small reaction after the first, but since I understood
> what was going on, I just let it pass. I will take my third cocktail in 3
> weeks and I will find the damn shirt!!!!!!!!
>
> Luv Ya
>
> Dave B
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