• grusby
    • Experience with Malignant Mesothelioma
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had EPP (Extra Pleural Pneumonectomy) to remove right lung - in 2002

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Bad Joint pain, Nausia, Mouth soars and nose soars

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Slenhart
    • Experience with Peritoneal, Mesothelioma
    about 5 years ago
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    CT scan to check for progress after full 6 cycles of chemo

    Other Care

    CT scan showed progression of cancer in the metastatic liver lesions.

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    • Slenhart
    • Experience with Peritoneal, Mesothelioma
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Switched to Carboplatin and Alimita after two cycles of Cisplatin and Alimita. Switched due to the low blood counts (WBC) and kidne...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • awhisney
    • Experience with Epithelioid, Mesothel...
    over 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After 2 treatments with alimta and carboplatin my chest X-rays show significant clearing in my affected lung. I have my appetite bac...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  2. almost 6 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My dad lasted approximately 6 weeks once diagnosis was found before that it only took a few weeks to find his cancer

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    • ReneeFrank
    • Experience with Malignant Mesothelioma
    over 6 years ago
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    Does my husband go for a chemo treatment or not?

    Decision Point

    He hasn't been strong enough (and blood pressure too low) to get a chemo treatment. The last ct scan showed a 'marked increase' in ...

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    • ReneeFrank
    • Experience with Malignant Mesothelioma
    over 6 years ago
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    Not able to have surgery, not strong enough yet to have chemo

    Oh No

    When first diagnosed, there were several treatment options. One by one those have been determined not safe or productive to do. We...

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    • rodtbodt
    • Experience with Peritoneal, Mesothelioma
    over 6 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    sharp pain in gut-now&then !

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    • rodtbodt
    • Experience with Peritoneal, Mesothelioma
    over 6 years ago
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    Swallowing problems

    Side Effects

    some pills get stuck

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    • rodtbodt
    • Experience with Peritoneal, Mesothelioma
    over 6 years ago
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    Heart problems/heart damage

    Side Effects

    65% blockage 1 artery

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    • rodtbodt
    • Experience with Peritoneal, Mesothelioma
    over 6 years ago
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    Mouth dryness

    Side Effects

    sleeping on left side

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