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Docetaxel overdose

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Eleonora
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Re: Docetaxel overdose

Indeed pour you! I always wondered How Well those busy nurses have to work together and do they mix the bags of chemo somewhere else?

Yesterday I finished my last six chemo, after a delay of a week. After the fourth dose of Docetaxel and Carboplatin my blountcount became to low and I needed a bloodtransfusion, after the fifth again a bloodtransfusion and my platelets in my blood were low as well. I developed in my mouth an abcess in my gums at my front tooth and my dentist cleared this up for me and gave me penicilline. This was on my birthday, I turned fifty!

Than they waited a week and lowered the Docetaxel with 20%. I protected my feets during all the treatment with frozen peas, I took with my in my coolbag. During the Docetaxel I stuck my feet in the square cool bag fifteen minutes before the Docetaxel started. and layed my feet between the Frozen peas bags, and waited fifteen minutes after the Docetaxel to take them out.

This way my feet  are perfecty well preservered. My fingernails however I could not protect, becourse the chemo transfuse was attached there and most fingernails turned dark purple and are a tiny bit sore. Also my veins in my hands turned dark but are healing now. I am done now, one year of Herceptin to finish of every three weeks and after a month rest I can start Tamofixen. I dread this hormone blocker, but after my mastectomy there was found a stage one, grade three Estrogen positieve tumor, and HER2 as well. But hoora! Finished with the chemo.

 

Eleonora
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Re: Docetaxel overdose

Indeed pour you Millsy!

I think its a Good thing they talken to you honestly about what happened but I also worried here course this chemo is ment to make sure cancer will not come back, so they changed you now to a different chemo again?

Highly frustating! I understand your trust in the treatment is low now.

Yesterday I finished my last six chemo, after a delay of a week. After the fourth dose of Docetaxel and Carboplatin my blountcount became to low and I needed a bloodtransfusion, after the fifth again a bloodtransfusion and my platelets in my blood were low as well. I developed in my mouth an abcess in my gums at my front tooth and my dentist cleared this up for me and gave me penicilline. This was on my birthday, I turned fifty!

Than they waited a week and lowered the Docetaxel with 20%. I protected my feets during all the treatment with frozen peas, I took with my in my coolbag. During the Docetaxel I stuck my feet in the square cool bag fifteen minutes before the Docetaxel started. and layed my feet between the Frozen peas bags, and waited fifteen minutes after the Docetaxel to take them out.

This way my feet  are perfecty well preservered. My fingernails however I could not protect, becourse the chemo transfuse was attached there and most fingernails turned dark purple and are a tiny bit sore. Also my veins turned dark but are healing now. I still have one  year  of an injection of Herceptin  to finish every three weeks and after a month rest I can start Tamofixen. I dread this hormone blocker, but after my mastectomy there was found a stage one, grade three Estrogen positieve tumor, and HER2 as well. But hoora! Finished with the chemo.

 

blueash
Community Champion

Re: Docetaxel overdose

Oh my goodness! Poor you is my first thought.

 

I bet they will take extra care of you now but it is perfect natural to be apprehensive. I had to have all Docetaxel with Carboplatin so I know how strong it is and what it can do to you. In fact I was not able to have all of mine and they stopped me after four doses when I should have had 6 because my blood counts went too low.

 

 

Millsy
Member

Docetaxel overdose

Hi ladies feeling a bit shocked went to chemo unit today for my weekly Paclitaxel (bit of background I had 4 x EC and then was due 4 x Docetaxel 3 weekly, completed EC fine and after first Docetaxel a week later I was admitted to hospital for neutropenic sepsis stayed for 2 days given 2 doses of GCSF injections which increased my whit blood cell count and IV antibiotics, left hospital with oral antibiotics and then Oncologist changed my chemo to 9 x weekly Paclitaxel) and was told they needed a word with me in private 🤔 Went I. A private room and was told. Mistake had been made with my first dose of Docetaxel someone had mixed my height up with someone else and recorded my height as 12cm taller which increased my dose by 10%, he apologised and said they wanted to be open and transparent, he said an investigation is being launched and the legal team would be contacting me, so had my 3rd dose of Paclitaxel feeling unsettled bearing in mind this was the does that landed me in hospital and before I went in hospital had a really rough week with really bad diarrhoea, sore throat, fatigue which I put down to side effects of new chemo.  I just wanted to know your thoughts on this please ladies 🤔