DONE with chemo! (for now...) | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Special Needs > Cancer Concerns - GYN


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

DONE with chemo!  (for now...) DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 03-26-2008, 10:08 AM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

I have finished with my six rounds of taxol/carbo as of yesterday and am feeling great. However, with the rare type of cancer I have, I know that is it 'when' and not 'if' that there will be a flareup of some sort. I discussed treatment options with my chemo doctor and among possible drugs he might use the next time would be ifosfamide or a Gemzar and something else combo.

I am familiar with the Ifosfamide treatments, and know they generally require a three day hospital stay, but wondered about the Gemzar - out patient, I know, but how long does the infusion generally take? I was generally hooked up to the IV for the taxol/carbo for about four hours. I have read about 30 minute infusion times, and a little over two hour infusion times.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 03-26-2008, 10:32 AM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Hey hey - slow down there! You are DONE with chemo! YIPEEEE!!!

I am the same way though - wondering what will be next all the time! But try to enjoy this lovely remission Bonnie! Lets hope it lasts a lifetime!

Woo HOOOOO!!!
  #3  
Unread 03-26-2008, 11:49 AM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Hi Bonnie,
Congratulations on finishing your chemo!

I feel the same as you and Wolfgang, it's likely that I will have to have more chemo but for today (which is a beautiful sunny one here in Wales) let's live in the moment and be happy! x x
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread 03-26-2008, 11:53 AM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Rachel or anyone else:
Can you tell me the difference between cancer (serous carcinoma of the peritoneum) and my malignant cells in the peritoneal wash (pelvic wash).?
Is that the same thing or is yours actually on a body part.
  #5  
Unread 03-26-2008, 12:32 PM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

  Quote:
Originally Posted by bj444
... but wondered about the Gemzar - out patient, I know, but how long does the infusion generally take? I was generally hooked up to the IV for the taxol/carbo for about four hours. I have read about 30 minute infusion times, and a little over two hour infusion times.
As others have said, enjoy being off chemo! The future will take care of itself.

Besides -- your question is impossible to answer. There are lots of variables. I had a Gemzar and cisplatin combo One week it was all IV; the next it was IV Gem and IP cis. Teh all IV weks went much faster than my taxol/carbo infusions, primarily becasue they don't have to give you so much other stuff the chemo itself. My IP weeks took 7-8 hours.

Gemzar, by itself, is generally infused in 30 minutes. They aim to get it as close to 30 minutes as possible. It could be dosage dependent though, so ymmv.
  #6  
Unread 03-26-2008, 12:37 PM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

dear bonnie...congratulations on finishing treatments and being in remission. as rachel says, lets all live in the moment and be happy.
colleen.
  #7  
Unread 03-26-2008, 12:43 PM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

  Quote:
Originally Posted by PattieO
Rachel or anyone else:
Can you tell me the difference between cancer (serous carcinoma of the peritoneum) and my malignant cells in the peritoneal wash (pelvic wash).?
Is that the same thing or is yours actually on a body part.
Hi PattieO,
My cancer is all over my peritoneum (and has spread to other organs and my omentum) Apparently the surface of my peritoneum looks like coral. I'm not sure what the difference is between your case and mine. Hopefully someone much more knowledgable than me will come along to help you! Take care, best wishes to you x
  #8  
Unread 03-26-2008, 12:48 PM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Thanks to all for the congratulations. I really feel pretty good about everything, and did not mean to come across in a negative manner. I am just trying to be prepared for the eventual possibilities - that does not mean I am not going to enjoy each and every day from hereon out! My sister will be here in three weeks to celebrate my birthday with me, and we will being doing a lot of fun things and eating out a lot - that will be the first time really being able to enjoy a dining out experience since my September surgery, and I do plan to pig out!

Of course I am hoping that nothing new will pop up on my May CT scan, or on the August one, or on any for a long long time - if ever! Carpe diem will be my motto.
  #9  
Unread 03-26-2008, 01:38 PM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Bonnie, you didn't come across as at all negative! Have a lovely time with your sister x
  #10  
Unread 03-26-2008, 04:35 PM
DONE with chemo! (for now...)

Congratulations Bonnie, And even if there's more enjoy your time off NOW. I'm like you always looking ahead to the next test, i'm told that gets better.
Enjoy your time with your sister and whatever else you can! You've been through alot and you deserve the best of everything. continued hugs and prayers!
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
3 Replies, Last Reply 04-30-2008, Started By kierria
13 Replies, Last Reply 04-27-2008, Started By womanofpeace
11 Replies, Last Reply 04-09-2008, Started By tinka44
14 Replies, Last Reply 03-14-2008, Started By womanofpeace
3 Replies, Last Reply 02-07-2008, Started By Dartlady
10 Replies, Last Reply 12-30-2007, Started By sunbelle
8 Replies, Last Reply 12-22-2007, Started By rubylove
16 Replies, Last Reply 10-21-2006, Started By Rosalie
31 Replies, Last Reply 11-10-2005, Started By Maxime
7 Replies, Last Reply 10-06-2005, Started By WillToWin
14 Replies, Last Reply 06-13-2005, Started By sugar4
9 Replies, Last Reply 05-21-2005, Started By chrismb
8 Replies, Last Reply 06-13-2004, Started By katie0211
3 Replies, Last Reply 03-23-2004, Started By Tubs
18 Replies, Last Reply 03-08-2004, Started By tsalagi
8 Replies, Last Reply 03-17-2003, Started By TammyDW
13 Replies, Last Reply 03-15-2003, Started By shepherdpal
6 Replies, Last Reply 12-05-2002, Started By collette
6 Replies, Last Reply 12-02-2002, Started By shepherdpal
6 Replies, Last Reply 11-25-2002, Started By shepherdpal



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

August 3,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement