Hi everyone. Here we are coming to the end of yet another week - time is moving swiftly on and I am just hoping it continues in the same fashion as my chemotherapy regime has been changed. Following failure of #5 due to allergic reaction to Docetaxel #2 last week, I am now going to be "challenged" with 8 x weekly doses of Paclitaxel (Taxol), providing I'm not allergic to that as well! So, instead of being 5 down with 1 more to go, as I should have been last week, I'm now 4 down with 8 to go
Feels a bit like a game of snakes and ladders for me and I've just slid down a snake. I just hope my poor veins hold out against weekly bloods/poisionings.
Am trying hard to feel encouraged by the fact they haven't given up on me as far as chemotherapy is concerned, but faced with weekly steroids, blood tests and chemo poisoning and SE's for another couple of months.....it's hard to think happy thoughts at the moment.
To occupy myself during this unexpected and unwelcome interruption to treatment, I scoured the internet for information about Docetaxel reactions, weekly Paclitaxel SE's, Radiotherapy and Tamoxifen over the last week or so - it probably wasn't a good idea, as I have now convinced myself that even if I survive this Cancer crap, I am likely to suffer from heart/lung disease, arthritis, blindness and have a stroke, so decided it was best I came back to the safety of this forum before I sank further into Google's lair!
Oh, re the little lump thingy which came up on my MX scar; the ONC thinks it is just scar tissue and isn't concerned, but has said to keep my eye on it and if it changes at all, then they'll scan it #continuedparanoia
Hugs to all those who need it and good luck to those having chemo next week. Am lagging behind but will limp/crawl across that finishing line one way or another.