Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds
by vedransaba on Tue Nov 27, 2012 05:28 PM
On stu 27, 2012 5:23 AnneLilja wrote: Hi Allan71,
I think some side-effects are the same but that there are some differences. The way I understand it, the platinum-based chemo have the potentially serious side-effect of neuropathy whereas Irinotecan affects the mucous membranes of the digestive tract which causes mouth sores (I felt like I had been scalded) and potentially severe diarrhea. There were days I couldn't eat, there were days I was in agony with stomach cramps and diarrhea. I got to try different stuff to reduce the side-effects and found that, for me, an old ulcer medication made a *big*difference. It's called Andapsin in Sweden where I am at, active ingredient sucralfate. It's a pretty disgusting goo, but worked for me. I would say that I got a couple of decent days in before the next treatment.
I hope Folfiri works for you. I wish you the best of luck.
On stu 27, 2012 5:23 AnneLilja wrote:
you said exactly same side effects like me... but i go to toilet more than 10-20 times on day,bcs they cut 1 m small intestine and 20-30 cm my colon ascendis..
by AnneLilja on Tue Nov 27, 2012 05:38 PM
by AnneLilja on Tue Nov 27, 2012 05:42 PM
by lucky24 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 06:33 PM
Well done to all you and beating the statistics, nobody can put a time frame on our lifes. I too have been on going chemo for the past 3 years and im going on having my 38 session next week. I have had horrible experiences from the drugs and numerous visits to the hospital with different things. But im here and i want to live and i want to beat this. keep up the positive posts , it warms my spirts.
by vedransaba on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:07 AM
on monday i will go for 48 chemo,but i have my blood results.CEA is little higher 6,39 ,normal is 0-5 and i dont know do you know formula for leukocite? neutorfiln granulociti x leukociti must be 1,5 in croatia ,but i have little neutropenia ,0,31 neutr ,granulociti and my leukociti is 4.2..
by vedransaba on Tue Dec 25, 2012 07:26 AM
where are you all?
merry Christmass to all..
i am finished 48 chemo 05.12 and i am free more thane ever..next will be 04.01.2013.. i celebrate 3 yrs my life with cancer and i feel NEVER STRONGER!!
by AnneLilja on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:16 PM
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