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Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on February 28, 2012 View this journey (3 Experiences)

I am now between treatsment 6 and 7. 5 more to go.
5-fu, levoleucovorin and Oxialiplatin- for the first 5 treatments.

Oxi and I had a reaction to one another and it was discontinued after I put the staff at the center through a readiness drill.

Dealing with the chemo, the side effects and the affect on everyday life is challenging.
Once the side effects are there, you can kinda expect them everytime. Some will increase in intensity, but will subside to a tolerable level mid way through. (This is what I was told, and what happened)
Learning what you can eat, when the diarreaha will hit, is all different with each person I have found. I eat non stop during treatment and diarreaha hits on the second day after treatment, around the same time my mouth dries out and my lips split!
Keep a notebook to document the side effects, and look for a pattern to them. Sleep when you body says to, and eat small meals instead of large ones. Keep your feet and hands well lotioned!

Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA

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