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    Julie99 posted an update

    So happy I finished up my 8 rounds of chemo this week. The side effects are hitting me more now that I had expected (fatigue and neuropathy) but I know once I get through this weekend, the pain will be less and hopefully I will start to get a little bit of energy back. One thing at a time but a BIG step done! :)

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    4 days until my last chemo treatment!!! This part of the journey is almost done! Radiation should start mid June, but I might have a few weeks in between to just RELAX! YAY!!!

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      HearMeRoar

      YOU GO GIRL!! I HAVE 5 WEEKS LEFT OF CHEMO :)

      over 8 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      congrats on finishing the worst part! Enjoy your "vacation" and when you start radiation you will probably think it's nothing compared to the chemo. Glad your doing well.

      over 8 years ago
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    Feeling pretty grateful for the limited chemo side effects I've had. Fatigue can be overwhelming at times and chemo brain is so frustrating. But I haven't been sick once and my blood counts have been normal or even high. I haven't had any bone aches from the shot (THANK GOD, I heard that was bad but the Claridin D must be working!!)

    I'm happy I got the okay to exercise again and that has really changed my emotional well being. I've been trying to keep as active as possible, balancing that with rest and managing the fatigue.

    I can't imagine working through chemo and I'm nervous about how I'll be during radiation as well. I'm grateful that financially I'm doing okay right now, thank GOD for my boyfriend and for short term disability (and long term when/if I need to use that as well).

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      GregP_WN

      Glad your not having too bad side effects. They were tough on me during treatment. I was one of those who took it badly. Your lucky, as it were.

      over 8 years ago