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9th chemo done! 9th chemo done!

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  #1  
Unread 07-19-2003, 01:50 AM
9th chemo done!

Well, it doesn't seem to have much effect on me. Well so far anyway. It is only one drug taxotere, and I was a bit tired today, but I was up and around alot more than usual. We'll see how tomorrow is.

Besides still being awake so close to 3:00 a.m. (it could be cause I was asleep all morning long) I'm doing okay. I'm still in some pain, but my chemo nurse told me it takes about two dosages to tell if the chemo is working or not. Plus, I started taking that Native American stuff for almost a week now, so we will see how that goes.

My attitude is getting better, or it was, until the lady in the next bed during chemo told me she has been doing it for FOUR years. She had a great attitude and she looked great! So, I guess if she can do it I can too! But FOUR years, I don't want to be doing it for FOUR years. She has changed her diet to raw veggies and fruit, she said she eats red meat ever so often for the protein but other than that she tends to eat more veggies. She has ovarian cancer, I didn't get the stage. Maybe I will see her the next time also.

Anyway, thought I would check in and let you know how it went. I'll be back later, Saturday, is usually the day, where I would sleep almost the whole day away. Let's see how I do this time!!

's and ers to everyone....
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  #2  
Unread 07-19-2003, 02:12 AM
((((hugs))))

Dear sweetie,

Hang in there... I wish I knew what to say that would make it better for you and all go away. My heart aches for you.
I'm really hoping that this new chemo that they are using will be the one for you and that you will beat this thing once and for all
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Unread 07-19-2003, 06:13 AM
(((((((Tammy))))))))

I wish I knew the words to say, I also wish I could be there to give you a big ole hug. I don't know what I would have done if I were in your shoes.

I will continue to pray for you.

Love and Blessings
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Unread 07-19-2003, 08:21 AM
9th chemo done!

I am praying that this chemo does the trick for you and the effects are not too bad.
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Unread 07-19-2003, 08:23 AM
9th chemo done!

Tammy,

Just want to say, "Hi!", and tell you how much I admire your spirit.

Big
  #6  
Unread 07-19-2003, 11:27 AM
9th chemo done!

So glad you posted, Tammy and glad to hear that you've handled the taxotere well. Isn't it amazing, too, when we think we have so much to shoulder, that we always meet someone who's had more.

You do have such a wonderful attitude. And a positive attitude changes everything.

Hope the Native American stuff works for you as well as the new treatment. God (or should I suggest Great Mother!) bless.
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Unread 07-19-2003, 11:34 AM
9th chemo done!

Dear Tammy,

You have been through so much yet your beautiful spirit and wonderful sense of humor and optimism always shine through in your posts. I'm so, so sorry that you're having to go through this.

I would like to know more about the bloodroot that you're taking. Let us know how it seems to be working. Do you feel better on it? Is it supposed to help shrink the tumor? I soooo want you to be well, and for this to all end (in a favorable happy way).

The fact that the woman who shared your room has been undergoing chemo for such a long time brings up a lot of questions for me. I honestly don't know how much chemo I'd be willing to undergo. I have an incredibly strong will to live. But I do not know the answer to that question. And I hope I will never have to ask it of myself.

There's a guy named Dr. Brodie who apparently helps people live with cancer but without chemo for years and years. (I'm sure there are other doctors like this as well.) A friend of my mom's has an inoperable ovarian tumor and a high CA125, but she's been up and around and doing fine "managing" the disease through his treatments. I read his site but don't have any plans to contact him at this time. It might be of interest, though: www.drbrodie.com. There's also Dr. Schulze, who I believe is a naturopath rather than an MD: http://www.curezone.com/schulze/default.asp. Someone at the hospital actually referred me to his site and brought me his catalog.

I don't know if any of this is helpful or not. I haven't contacted either person, and I've only just started researching what they have to say.

Tammy, you are constantly in my prayers. If there is ever anything I can do, I hope you will let me know. I am just so sorry that you're having to go through all of this. I pray that this chemo -- or the bloodroot or whatever else you do -- kicks this thing's butt and gets it out of your system!

Many s!
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Unread 07-19-2003, 02:59 PM
9th chemo done!

I hope the Taxotere & Blood Root combination start to really kick out those pesky cancer cells. We are all pulling for you.

's

Ruth S
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Unread 07-19-2003, 03:11 PM
happy to see your post

have been thinking of you and wondering how goes it. i so much admire your strength and courage and determination. Hope this round of chemo and the bloodroot does the trick for you !
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Unread 07-19-2003, 07:03 PM
9th chemo done!

s Tammy

It is always good to see a post from you.
Just take it one chemo treatment at a time.
And yes, some women with ovarian cancer are on chemo continuously for years. There are two in my support group.
And let me say their lives are full and packed with joy and both are still working.
Keep that chin up!!!

karenann
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