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  1. #106
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    Hey Gayle, just checking in to make sure you got my email...and hoping things are getting better each day. Stay positive! I know it can be hard but it really does make a difference!

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    I was just thinking about you and all that you are going through today. Sure want to wish you well and send you all the positive energy I have. 😍

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    Thank you for checking in Mon and Trinityagain. I did receive your email.

    The change to cyclophosphamide has not been good. 6 hours after treatment, for about 30 minutes I felt like my chest was being crushed, my heart rate dropped into the low 50's and I had terrible pain if I tried to lie down. I did wake up the next morning and those issues had all passed. The nausea hit me Thursday, it's been with me ever since. I'm taking ginger capsules to keep it at bay, the prescription meds make me very tired and zombie like. I believe my blood is messed up too.

    This round has not been good at all.

    October 1 I have my bloodwork done and see the oncologist. He's going to get an earful this time!
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    I am so sorry that you are experiencing all those side effects, and this drug was supposed to be a better alternative to the previous one!
    Sending you healing thoughts, and hoping that your bloodwork will be ok. I hope that your oncologist will come up with something more tolerable this time.
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    I have to echo cats4ever. You were hoping this would be easier on you but ...apparently not so much 🙈 Sending all the support and strength your way, hope you are getting a lot of rest and being kind to yourself. Sure wish there was something I could do, keep on keeping on, you are doing your very best and you are doing it beautifully.

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    So for round 4 we dropped the C drugs completely. I only received herceptin and docetaxal. The side effects have been minimal. A few days of nausea and low energy. This one has been much more tolerable. 2 more rounds to go, not sure if the oncologist will desire to add back the C drugs or not, hoping not. Next bloodwork Oct 22, this is also the day I get my first echocardiogram to see if any damage has been done to my heart. Round 5 is October 23.

    Round 4 we had a 40 cm dump of snow so I wore a Santa hat which delighted and appalled the medical staff. Since round 5 is close to Halloween I'm going to wear a witches hat and bright pink wig. I've found a pink pumpkin bucket and will fill it with candy treats for the medical staff and other cancer patients.

    Round 6 I get to RING THE BELL! To signify the end of chemo, 3 days before my birthday.
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    Sounds like a great plan - a sense of humor always helps the healing process, I think!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Round 5 tomorrow. No "C" drugs to be used. One more after this one and I'm done!
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (eleven year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

  9. #114
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    Sounds good, Gayle. You're doing a fantastic job, hanging in there and getting all these things done! Sparkler and I are sending along loads of good wishes and warm energies.

    {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and ~~~~PURRRS~~~~ and from us!
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    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

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    Good luck - we'll be thinking of you!
    I've Been Frosted

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    You are doing beautifully. Sending best wishes that you will accept and receive, every little thing that your heart desires ❤️💕

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    Woohoo! You've got this!
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    checking in again...you should be close to the last round...or did you have it already? I know they went by so fast for me, hoping it is the same for you! sending lots of gentle hugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinityagain View Post
    checking in again...you should be close to the last round...or did you have it already? I know they went by so fast for me, hoping it is the same for you! sending lots of gentle hugs!
    On Tuesday next week I have my final chemo. Very excited!
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
    Mommy to: Cali and Diego (eleven year old kittens)
    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    So wonderful to know. I am so Happy Trinityagain asked beacause I wanted to ask too! Alright then, you sound so positive and great, I am sure you will be relieved after the last one. Hugs and best wishes to you always 💕❤️😻

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