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    Salgal posted an update

    Hi yes I did and im doing fine. Taking my nausea drugs and doissng fine. No side effects this time. Thank you for checking on me. How are you??

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      ttisme

      doing good, just wish the steriods would wear off before sunday....I am so tired and can't sleep.

      over 4 years ago
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      Salgal

      Do you still work. And have you tried like tylonol PM?? It seems to help me

      over 4 years ago
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    Salgal posted an update

    OK seeing all of the colon cancer treatment messages has scared me to death. I start chemo soon and have to work during it. They are doing Fluorouracil and Oxal and I start at clinic and then take it home . Can anyone make my worries a little easier?

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      hometown

      Salgal, I did want to mention if the oxaliplatim, causes you discomfort tell your doctor to cut back the dosage and things get better I did the treatment for 6 months, 12 treatments and at the 9th treatment they stopped the oxali, as my hands and feet were bothering me. I am a survivor of 2 and a half years now, and live with a colostomy so have good carma. Joyce

      over 4 years ago
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      ttisme

      My treatment days are the same. Fri-Sun. Again I agree with Hometown-Oxa is the culprit! read all the data on this drug. and keep a notebook on your side effects so you can be through when you see the Onc.
      keep in touch.

      over 4 years ago
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      Salgal

      Thanks to you both again and I will read up on the drug and take my nausea drugs. Ill keep you posted.

      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Start March 9th

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    Oh No (Work problems): I was not planning to work during treatment. But treatment will last 6 months. FMLA is only 12 weeks. So I have to work.

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      ttisme

      I went the same route, they can give you a 90 extension on flma. Give it a couple of treatments before you burn all your time. You might feel like working (even if its part time) a day or so after your disconnected from the pump. By Wednesday I feel ok.

      over 4 years ago
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      CarolLHRN

      I agree with ttisme. You don't have to take FMLA in a solid block. You can work a couple of days and take off a couple of days. I am lucky that I can work at home the day of my infusion so I sit there with my laptop and deal with e-mail and such. The days before chemo when I am feeling good I put in extra hours and try to get ahead as possible. I have my infusion on Wednesdays so I work Thursday which I usually feel fine and Friday a half of day in the office and a half day at home so I can be disconnected from the pump. I usually feel the worst Friday night and Saturday. That's why I picked to have my infusion on Wednesdays so I have the weekend to recover. By the following Monday, I'm feeling myself and even exercising and working my regular hours.

      over 4 years ago
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    Oh No (in lump nodes)

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): My surgery was so easy. My surgeon did it Laproscopy and I had no pain after surgery and was released to work after 2 weeks