Annual cost of lymphedema treatment fell $12,000, study found
by ab6883 on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:00 AM
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by Ever4015 on Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:00 AM
I was a stage 2T, N1, which means a stage 2 with lymphoid involvement.I received Chemo for 9 weeks, 1 major dose in the hospital followed by continuous 24/7 pump, for 3 week intervals. Before Chemo they said I was not a candidate for surgery, but following Chemo I was, so I am sure that is the case with you. It is a long and hard road, but with alot of support and positive thinking it helps a great deal. I am 13 mths post op and other then a few issues I am doing ok, considering where I was prior to surgery. So please do keep us informed and if you have any questions please ask.
Take Care and Be Positive
by ab6883 on Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:00 AM
There are many side effects of Chemo, and everyone's experiences are different. I know for me food was tasteless, and I had a hard time eating so I ate simple foods, like mashed potatoes, Kraft dinner, the only thing I could drink and still is was water, everything else turned my stomach. I lost my hair and was extremely sick for 1 or 2 days during the Chemo even with the anti-nausea drugs. Make sure he tries to eat even if things taste horriable and drink plenty of fluids and exercise such as walking whatever amount of time he can tolerate these are very important factors.Fatique and tiredness are common also. Hope this helped.
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