1. almost 9 years ago
    turbineman's Avatar

    Stem Cell Transplants

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was not as terrible as some have experienced but is difficult and long recovery period. Had an Auto transplant, then an Allo and th...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Chemotherapy Completed

    Celebration

    Chemotherapy is completed and now its time for my bone marrow transplants to begin. First they will harvest my own cells for my bon...

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  3. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    TANDUM BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT

    Decision Point

    After few weeks of radiation I was sent to see a bone marrow transplant specialists. The doctor recommended a tandem/double tran...

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  4. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    CHEMO IS WORKING MY NUMBERS AND TESTS ARE LOOKING GOOD! POSSIBILITY OF REMISSION

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  5. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    Radiation has shrunk the tumor on my sciatic nerve by 25% I will be able to walk again!

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  6. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Hair loss (alopecia)

    Side Effects

    Hair Loss - getting the "Cancer" diagnosis was awful but for some reason loosing my hair was just as devastating! I remember cryin...

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  7. almost 9 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    The chemo and medications I was on caused me too have severe diarrhea at times. I was constantly talking lomotil or this powder dr...

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  8. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sweats)

    Side Effects

    Chemotherapy made me feel like I had the flu numerous times. We were constantly watching my temperature, changing the sheets and m...

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  9. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    Constant chemo and having cancer I believe depression and anxiety go hand in hand. I was always crying, sleeping, and being so an...

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  10. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Chemo brain

    Side Effects

    "chemo brain", confusion this term so fit me during chemo. I felt very confused, and irritated because I could not understand half...

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  11. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    the chemotherapy medication had caused me to be severely anemic. I wound up having a total of 16 blood transfusions during my whol...

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  12. almost 9 years ago
    2ndChance's Avatar

    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    In September my chemotherapy began, the doctors told me that it was a very strong regimen that they were given me to better my chanc...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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