Topic: Another Round of Taxotere ?
Checkup with Oncologist yesterday. Wants me to do one more round of chemo on Wednesday and followup ct scan 4 weeks later. My CA-19 was 21 and my CEA .053. ( I know you would be wondering Peter) Ha! Platelets a little low as expected and wbc's a little low even after taking antibiotics and injections of filgrastim. This chemo is causing congestion of the lungs.... Don't read further if you have a weak stomach.....
Loss count but at least five times after severe coughing spell, big chunky blood clots have come out of my lungs. I'm looking at it as tumor crap clearing out. I'm watching my blood pressure and pulse and feeling fine and dandy. When Wednesday rolls around my counts particularly wbc's and platelets, and nutrophils need to be fairly good or I'll pass on chemo until after Hawaii trip. I refuse to be immuno-suppressed and miss this trip. The Doctor thinks I have enough time to recover. So I let him have the last word but will decide for my self on Wednesdays. Oh, almost forgot;( Pemmican) has anyone ever tried? It's a dietary staple for human consumption. From what I understand it is a bone marrow full of protien and monounsaturated fats. Is suppose to boost your immune system wbc's and platlets. Thought I would ask. When I do further searches I keep coming up with beef jerky under this brand name? Well, thats it for now folks. Keep your chins up and stay positive. Never under estimate the power and will of the mind with a little or in my case a whole lot of chemo and radiation thrown in. Kris, I'm sending a prayer of support to ya girl!
God bless You All !