Monthly Archives: September 2011

And I was looking forward to a nap, among other things

Well, SNAFU! My platelets were too low for chemo today, which means no chemo (and no nap) this week.  Sounds nice short term, but now this means I will definitely have at least one (if this is the only time … Continue reading

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On Trying to Maintain Weight

When this all started, I learned that most women GAIN weight on chemotherapy for breast cancer.  WHAT?  Really?  That totally surprised me.  My image of a cancer patient is thin and gaunt and kind of “off” in coloring.  So, DZ … Continue reading

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Chemo V – interesting followed by boring and sleepy

Chemo day five started out with an interview with two reporters from Kare 11 (the Minneapolis / St. Paul NBC station).  Since next month is breast cancer awareness month, the reporters were doing a story on ISPY2 – the clinical … Continue reading

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1, 4, 7, 10 = TIRED!!!!

Last week was taxol + carboplatin, and I’ve gotta say, that was definitely tougher than just taxol weeks.  Chemo day IV was Wed, and I was still really tired on Sunday.  I’m at the clinic now, waiting to get jabbed … Continue reading

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Chemo IV = BORING! Pre-CHEMO apt = not boring!

Chemo IV was boring – hooray!  I slept through most of it.  Perhaps an “advantage” of having a reaction to the taxol cocktail is that the dosages of the pre-chemo drugs are adjusted, and those make me very very sleepy.  … Continue reading

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Down to the last drop….

What a fantastic weekend this was!  Sunday, Cheryl and I completed the Urban Assault Ride – Minneapolis, and it was a blast (except for the part when I ate her food… and then she got hungry… and wanted her food… … Continue reading

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Good days, bad days, u-turns, and babes

How the heck did I manage that?????  The long version. I hear from a lot of people who’ve done chemo or are doing chemo say, you’ll have good days and bad days…  And the good days can be really really … Continue reading

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