Thank you for your input on Thalidamide....I too remember the
devasation of birth defects attributed to it.
Nope, not childbearing age.....am a 57 year old mom of 3 (1
bio 2 steps) and grandma of 4.
I just returned from surgeons office to discuss implanting a
port for chemo....I don't know...he kind of scared me with his
"routine" risk factor speil. Since I did have an episode
of a severe DVT after my initial surgery and then a bout with pneumonia after
that, I am a little hesitant to have my body invaded anymore.
Anyway...enough of my blah, blah, blah...
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!
You are definitely a marvelous source of inspiration and
encouragement and I am truly grateful for that!
Judith! I don't know if you are of child bearing
age; but if you are, I would be very hesitant with the drug
Thalidimide. I remember the devestating effects it had on babies
especially in the UK.
The drug is still in some clinical trials and has not been
used for cancer long enough to full evaluate.It has had success for some
cancers, mainly brain tumors and holding tumors elsewhere at bay.I wouldn't
even begin to tell you what to do; as I would not know even for myself. My
cancers were different from yours. I believe much depends on the
various cancers as to the proper treatments.It is a difficult decision you
must make, I have found a good rule of thumb to be "When in doubt
I do know how rough it all is for you and am so happy to
see you getting that fighting spirit back. You certainly deserve Miss
Attitude of the Month dear heart. Love and prayers,
much much better today. Forced myself to get up and going this
a.m. and went to a local cancer support group which I had joined just
two weeks ago. I had ambiguous feelings about it the first
two times but thought I would give it one more chance and am glad I did
so. It was an excellent session with lots of sharing,
I am checking into foregoing the chemo and shooting
right to the Thalidimide. Any thoughts on that (I do realize the
decision is ultimately mine)....just wondering if anybody has any
Lillian, you are truly an inspiration and I personally
appreciate your role in this forum. It is very comforting to
have people reaching out to each other even though in
Untangles is the way an ex Philadelphians would
Okay, could I see you on it just being a creative
misspelled word ? I can't figure it out, I use spell
check and still misspell words?
No matter what I am glad to hear your feeling
somewhat better today and certainly do understand the days we all
wish we could toss the towel in. We really do care about you
Judith and are here to help you walk the journey and then expect to
be invited to the big celebration. Fondly,
Girlfriend: I know some chemo's are
really hard to take; but you have to keep going no matter
how hard it is. Now a few tips. Ask your doctor
for something for the nausea. Eat with plastic plates,
untangles, cups and don't let anyone cook heavy foods with
heavy odors. Let me know if that all helps you.
Thanks for the encouragement... I made it through
the chemo yesterday but have to be honest and say I feel
pretty nasty today....Nausea, etc. I also have an
appointment with surgeon on Thursday to discuss
I just don't know if I can keep going
with the chemo..
It is me again....I cannot
thank you enough for providing all the great
info...It seems as I opened your messages this
morning, just about every other one pertained to
effects I have had with chemo.
I am a little nervous as I
resume my chemo in about an hour from now for
first time in about 6 weeks and this is going to
be the CPT11, 5FU/Leukovorin combo. I feel
there has been something going on in my abdomen
during the period I was off chemo and I look
forward to the ?????security of the chemo, but I
am definitely a little scared about this go