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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): My bloodwork came back & after six treatments my tumor markers went from a 48 to a 3 (normal levels)... chemo is working! I have a CT scan tomorrow to review progress...(prayers)

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    Side Effects (Bad side effects): On chemo day my eyes dilate & I cant see. I have really bad muscle spasms all over my body and it drives me nuts! I get nausea and extreme fatigue.

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      I used to wake up exhausted and nauseous the day of chemo from not sleeping the night before. I started taking a 1/2 ativan the night before to help me sleep and continued each nite of chemo to relax me and fight nausea. In fact, stopped the Zofran for nausea as never cut the nausea and severely constipated me.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Change in chemo...now have Fulfiri. I get very sick on chemo day..with terrible side effects. I have to wear a pump for two days...I get very tired & have trouble breathing about three to four days in.

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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): A few months later I had a reaction to the chemo (intestinal) and wound up in the hospital again for a week..CT scan showed Mets to my liver & lungs. Now stage IV

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I started doing 5fu & leucovorin. Treatment wasn't that bad...