Tag Archives: infusion

Huh, what day is it?

I’ve managed to completely lose track of what day it is. I felt that Tuesday was the weekend, and then yesterday (Tuesday) I took my meds labelled Wednesday. The change in chemo day certain is part of my confusion – because my routines are all changed but still. I shouldn’t have to check my phone… Read More »

Chemo and an update

Yesterday (Thursday), I had my 7th infusion of Palitaxel (Taxol). When I wrote about my chemo plan in my temper tantrum post, I was off by one dose – so I shall end taxol at 9 doses. So Thursday was my Star Trek Voyager treatment (7 of 9) … I now have my last two… Read More »

One more chemo day …

So I’ve survived one more chemo day … I type this as the monitor beeps saying I’m done … with any luck this will be my last … Had some fun taking pictures by my tree before the infusion. I won’t know until next Monday (the 13 – which also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving)… Read More »

One more chemo day done!

Today was a busy day up at Stanford. I had an oncology appointment, chemo infusion, and then a workshop on make-up (sponsored by Look good feel better). I’ll talk about the first two here, and the latter in a separate blog post. The good news from the oncology appointment is that the thing my oncologist felt… Read More »

Another day, another infusion

So today is my second Taxol infusion. We are definitely “regulars” at the infusion center. When one of the computers started its chant, we knew what it was saying, and what to do about it. If you listen carefully, you can make out that it is saying “low power, low power, low power” … so… Read More »

And so Paclitaxol (Taxol) has begun as have the hot flashes

It occurs to me that after next weeks infusion I will be half way through chemotherapy. I’ve finished what for most people is the worst of it, AC chemo, and am now on Paclitaxol (taxol for short). Going into the infusion yesterday I was scared. I was afraid of the side effects of the new… Read More »

Fear of the unknown

One of the challenges with cancer is that you often required to deal with the unknown. My approach to managing fear of the unknown has been preparation. I have tried my best to physically prepare myself for treatment, so that I can bounce back and managed the unknowns ahead – specially the unknown about how… Read More »

Slash, Burn, Poison, and Starve

A new friend commented to me that the treatments for cancer were to slash, burn, and/or poison. It bugs me that the most effective treatment and first choice is always to ‘cut it out’. I’ve added starve to the list for breast cancer, as that is one of the more effective treatments if you have… Read More »