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    Other Care (Palliative care): NIH has a really good palliative care team. They set me up with my pain medications and with Marinol for appetite improvement. I feel much better overall than I probably would if I hadn't had them on my case.

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    Other Care (Hospitalization): Fairfax Inova Hospital - Fairfax, VA
    Holy Cross -- Kensington, MD
    St. Agnes -- Baltimore, MD
    NIH Inpatient -- Bethesda, MD

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    Side Effects (Weight loss): I've lost 100 pounds in the last 2 or 3 years. I was overweight -- but not THAT overweight. I'm 5'9" and I've gone from 225 to 125 pounds. It's been an interesting experience. I can fit into all kinds of clothes that were never in my size before!

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    Side Effects (Taste change/loss): FOLFOX in particular really messed up my taste buds. Things tasted metallic. Even though it's been over a year since I last was on FOLFOX, I still have lost my taste for many of the things I used to enjoy. Coffee, wine, beer, cheetos, and many other things I used to enjoy -- I just don't have any appetite for anymore.

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    Side Effects (Shortness of breath): This was mostly associated with the severe fatigue I got from Stivarga.