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    Are food cravings normal during chemo? I am just hungry for meat and chocolate all the time.
    I was hungry for starches, but that is about all I eat now, as that is so easy on my queasy stomach, so now I am getting tired of that and am hungry for meat!

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      They are normal, I craved chocolate pudding, and mashed potatoes and gravy. Then milk. Weird.

      I noticed this posted as an update, if you will repost this as a question in the questions tab at the top of the page lots of people will see it and it will get lots of responses. As an update, only people who are "following" you will see it. It takes a littel while to build up the followers depending on how active you are on the site.

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      Greg P

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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): This time I have really just had severe nausea for a week, and the IVIG has helped keep the sideffects to a mimimum, I guess. The Neulasta causes a lot of pain for a week or more, but I have tried to convince myself that by rebuilding my wbc's it is worth the pain.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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    Oh No (Dr. said if I had to have cancer at least I have the good kind...what is that? Is there one?): I have Chronic Lymphocitc Leukemia, and now I know that if you have to have cancer, it is not as bad as most. I know that I will die WITH it not OF it. Meaning that the cancer itself will not likely kill me. I will most likely have a massive infection that my body can't fight off because of the CLL. I have had chemo once, and now I am in chemo again, and nearly done.
    I have a port that was recently placed...for the second time, which took 3 surgeries, please, those of you that might be reading this and considering a port, don't consider this as normal and be frightened away from it. Nothing much goes normal for me the first time.
    My name is Margaret Ann Davis, but I have recently changed it to.."Margaret "anything-that-can-go-wrong-will" Davis. Actually I trust in God too much to really mean that seriously, but if I didn't, I might take that a lot more seriously.
    God bless each and every one of you that is going through anything related to cancer, or if you are a caregiver reading this. I will pray for you.

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