• mdropp's Avatar

    mdropp started following

    User: FreeBird

  • mdropp's Avatar

    mdropp shared an experience

    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): No more than when I was first diagnosed and began therapy. I attribute any fatigue to my other diagnosis HIV/AIDS & HpvB since it is no less or any greater then before I was diagnosed with cancer.

  • mdropp's Avatar

    mdropp shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Xeloda): Began an oral therapy of Xeloda the day after my first infusion. I take 3000mg a day...1500 in the a.m. and 1500 in the p.m. seven days on and then seven days off. Again I have yet to feel any common side affects as were expected.

  • mdropp's Avatar

    mdropp shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Nausea medicine): Was prescribed Ondansetron for any nausea. I took as precautionary measure for 2 days with my Xeloda doses but found that I didn't need it.

  • mdropp's Avatar

    mdropp shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I had my first chemotherapy IV infusion of Oxaliplatin just 5 days after my port was implanted. Other than just feeling slightly fatigued, some stomach cramps and a metallic taste in my mouth that same day I felt fine. I had been prepared for all these debilitating side affects from nausea to neuropathy that never materialized.

  • mdropp's Avatar

    mdropp shared an experience

    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): The port was implanted w/o any complications and healed accordingly. Because I also have a compromised immune system from HIV/AIDS (cd4 160) and also Chronic Hepatitis B with cirrhosis there was fear of the possibility of infection.