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      I can only tell you what worked for me. I was given good info from the Chemo staff. Take 1 Ibuprofen and 1 Claritin-D in the morning, I think I got a little energy from that plus it took care of the bone pain. I also took steroids for 5 days after each treatment, that gave me a lot of energy. Someone said it is a false sense of well being. My thoughts are I don't care if it was a false sense of well being, I felt good. I made it through my 6 treatments feeling a lot better than I had anticipated. Check with your doctor before trying this as everyone is different. I still take a nap when I need too. I hope you have a wonderful time in Cancun. Good luck.

      over 7 years ago
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      Check out The China Study AND this site below.
      Keep up your Super Nutrition !!!!
      Take back a little control.

      http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com/faq/

      Barry

      over 7 years ago
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      I no longer travel well. To deal with chemo treatment's fatigue on my last two week trip I limited activities to every other day. This allowed me to rest up every other day. For the most part this worked out. There were times during some days I just had to excuse myself rest. I suggested others around me to do the physically active things without me and that gave me time to rest. Listen to you body and do not over due.

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    MindyS. I am glad to see you are a survivor of PCNSL since 08. I was diagnosed August 2013 and have completed 4 months of methotrextate, 1 course of ARA-C and scheduled for another round of Chemo Jan 15th, which preps me for an autologous BMT; however I'm participating in a clinical trial to see if dropping counts w/o BMT works as well.

    Would you please tell me how many treatments you have gone through? Is this an ongoing thing? Did you apply for SSDI? I'm looking for a future and would like to know what it will consist of. Thank you for your time. Cheryl

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      Cheryl - the good news is treatment is not ongoing and just hit my two years since transplant and all is well. I was first diagnosed (in brain and eye) in 08 and after extensive chemo got 3 years remission. cancer recurred in brain in 2011 then even more high dose chemo followed by auto bmt. was very tough but got through. took about 6 months to start to get back on my feet but am now fully recovered and life (other than the dr appts) is normal. if you want detail on the chemos or anything else I would be happy to provide. I did not appy for SSDI - was fortunate to be able to continue some work throughout treatment via computer.

      are some very tough times ahead but there is a real possibility of returning to life as you know it. I wish you all the best and please let me know if is any info I can provide that may be of help. MindyS

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