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    Decision Point (Second recurrence. Now Stage 4. Doc wants to start drug therapy. ): I still have issues with the two surgeries and chemotherapy. My vision is shot. Really want to research drug side effects BEFORE agreeing

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      Ellie59

      Yes empower yourself with as much knowledge as you can. This is your body and your life. You call all the shots. Remember the doctors work for you! If your unhappy change physicians.

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      Ellie

      10 months ago
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    BrownCounty asked a questionLung Cancer

    What to expect from chemo

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      RIVERDALE

      It is someone elses turn ..it is a time when you wont know how you will feel....at Christmas my nephew had the family dinner and when I woke up that morning I wasn't well enough but thinking of my husband shut out of the occasion ...I looked gastly in the pictures but am glad I made it and people will baby you .

      over 3 years ago
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      Gumpus61

      My wife started treatment about the same time last year...she was on dense dose...one week of carboplatin and taxol combined and then two weeks of Taxol and week off....repeat. The effects of chemo are cumulative so actually thanks giving won't be too bad. As others have said you will develop a cycle of treatment day (not bad) day after (not so bad) days in the middle (generally crappy) and recovery(not so bad)...and repeat the cycle.....each cycle will see the issues get a little worse. You can work with your doctor and kind of plan a way to feel your best when you need to. Now.....everybody thinks their tough and the symptoms won't be so bad for them. if that is the case your very lucky. But don't get down on your self if it kicks your butt a little....OK !?

      over 3 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      BrownCounty,

      Thank you for sharing your question. I am wishing you the best of luck during the holidays and through treatment! Your post reminded me of a resource we have called "How we prepared for chemotherapy" Perhaps you will find it helpful.

      http://www.whatnext.com/cc/how_we_prepared_for_chemotherapy_treatment

      Best wishes,
      David

      over 3 years ago