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  1. Thread: Wish me luck!

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    Best of luck to you - I hope/pray everything goes...

    Best of luck to you - I hope/pray everything goes great tomorrow!
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    Many thanks, Nick and Doug! My MO wants me to do...

    Many thanks, Nick and Doug! My MO wants me to do maintenance chemo after finishing this killer chemo - it would entail having a 5-FU pump attached to my port very 3 weeks - she is doing this as a...
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    A quiet drumroll, please - I made it to the...

    A quiet drumroll, please - I made it to the halfway point with my chemo regimen today!

    Neuropathy still gives me fits, but the Gabapentin does take a good edge off of it. I've only had two...
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    Thanks for the reply - yes, I've been a car...

    Thanks for the reply - yes, I've been a car enthusiast since my teens, which was unusual for a teenage girl during the late 70s. I've run the gamut of vehicles over the last 35 years, from a Volvo,...
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    zx10guy - you just described my treatment plan to...

    zx10guy - you just described my treatment plan to a T! I knew that bolus was being used incorrectly, but provlima is still new at all this. The Oxaliplatin gives me pretty severe neuropathy, but my...
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    Are you sure the pump isn't for 46 hours? That...

    Are you sure the pump isn't for 46 hours? That is what I have and is also what others have described here. For the first day, it looks like the pump (you're calling it a bolus) hasn't emptied a...
  7. Yes, you can ask for training on removing the...

    Yes, you can ask for training on removing the port needle that is affixed to the pump. I live 43 miles from my cancer center and they were more than willing to train me on how to remove (there's...
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    This is encouraging information, FourLegs, thank...

    This is encouraging information, FourLegs, thank you for sharing it with me. I hope my body gets with it soon and learns quickly!

    I envy your cooler and wet weather, it is still hot and very dry...
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    I'm guessing no one has had the bloody nose for...

    I'm guessing no one has had the bloody nose for weeks on end. Finally got to talk to my MO today and she said the bloody nose is most likely from the 5FU - all the mucous membranes get dried out and...
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    Hi Y'all - it's been a while since I checked in...

    Hi Y'all - it's been a while since I checked in and I did so tonight to ask a question about chemo.

    When I arrived at the cancer center for my third treatment, my oncologist informed me that I...
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    Hi Doug - boy, the heat is oppressive, but it...

    Hi Doug - boy, the heat is oppressive, but it sure helps the neuropathy in my hands and feet! I had my second infusion on Monday and pump removed Wednesday. Only mild nausea so far after both...
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    Thank you, Blessed - I'm not a preachy person...

    Thank you, Blessed - I'm not a preachy person either, but I sure do believe in the power of prayer and blessings. I'm just getting over a mouth sore from the 5-FU pump - it was on the inside and out...
  13. Hi Yazman - I have had colon cancer and the only...

    Hi Yazman - I have had colon cancer and the only symptom I had was some rectal bleeding that I attributed to hemorrhoids. Turned out to be a single polyp and surgery was performed a few weeks after...
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    Hi Doug - 'had my first infusion yesterday and...

    Hi Doug - 'had my first infusion yesterday and was in the "chair" for nearly 9 hours. The oncology nurse could not get blood to appear from my port after the initial push (6.5 hours) and had to have...
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    I have my first chemo infusion tomorrow at 8:45...

    I have my first chemo infusion tomorrow at 8:45 am - the nurse told me it would take about 5.5 hours and then I will have a pump hooked up for the next 46 hours. Fingers crossed that I don't have a...
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    Thank you, Doug, for your kind support. Going in...

    Thank you, Doug, for your kind support. Going in to see my surgeon tomorrow morning - have experienced a much deeper pain in the lung area that was resectioned and both ankles swelled like balloons...
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    :grin: Thanks so much for the encouraging words,...

    :grin: Thanks so much for the encouraging words, Barry!
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    Good advice, Barry - I figured the more an action...

    Good advice, Barry - I figured the more an action hurt by my right arm and ribcage, the better I would be down the road by repeating said action. The air around me turns blue with curse words, and...
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    Hi Y'all - I had the right wedge resection on...

    Hi Y'all - I had the right wedge resection on July 8th and was in the hospital until yesterday, the 13th - due to the volume being produced from the chest tube. Even after getting the OK for...
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    Many thanks, Doug!

    Many thanks, Doug!
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    Thanks! Your sticky has helped me a great deal...

    Thanks! Your sticky has helped me a great deal in preparing for the chemo journey.

    I went to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio for all of the preadmission tests this morning and experienced the...
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    Thanks again, Barry - I sure hope the recovery is...

    Thanks again, Barry - I sure hope the recovery is as you stated. I saw my MO this afternoon (she comes to our tiny berg from San Antonio) twice a month, and she has scheduled me for another visit...
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    Thank you, Barry, for telling me about your...

    Thank you, Barry, for telling me about your resection - that makes me feel much more confident going forward with the surgery. It's the unknowns that make me anxious and hearing from someone who has...
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    I have been kept very busy by my oncologist -...

    I have been kept very busy by my oncologist - seeing a Thoracic surgeon, taking a chemo teaching class, visiting the radiologists, etc.

    I saw the surgeon this last Thursday morning, and am...
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    Thank you for your response, Nick - hearing about...

    Thank you for your response, Nick - hearing about your friend is encouraging. I was supposed to meet with my medical team Tuesday, 6/14, but as we were driving into San Antonio from our tiny rural...
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