Almost Done With Chemotherapy

After having the bad experience with the first set of chemo, I was set to start a new chemo drug called Taxol and with this drug it takes about 3 hours to go into the body and it would be administered every 2 weeks.   I was also told by the Doctor that this drug is different in terms of the side effects and that it would be easier on the body.

The only side effects that would become a problem is having the numbness and tingling feelings on the hands and feet..   I started this drug which did not become a problem for me until I started the 2nd cycle of it..   When the nurse administered the chemo, I immediately started to have a bad reaction to it.

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New Chemo Drugs

After having the bad experience with the first set of chemo, I was set to start a new chemo drug called Taxol and with this drug it takes about 3 hours to go into the body and it would be administered every 2 weeks.   I was also told by the Doctor that this drug is different in terms of the side effects and that it would be easier on the body.

The only side effects that would become a problem is having the numbness and tingling feelings on the hands and feet.   I started this drug which did not become a problem for me until I started the 2nd cycle of it.   When the nurse administered the chemo, I immediately started to have a bad reaction to it.

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Started Chemotherapy

My first Chemotherapy started on July 26th.  My first Cycle was a chemo drug called Anthrimicyn along with Cytoxan.  These chemos are very strong and I heard that the patients called this drug, “the red devil”, the first drug is red like punch and it has a reputation to make one sick as a dog.

Prior to having the chemo, the nurse preps me with an anti-nausea medication that runs in the IV with fluids.  This runs for about 30 mins to help with the side effects.  Prior to every chemo cycle, I have to have blood work done to check to see if my blood counts are good enough for chemo.

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