Topic: Question about myself???
Happy New Year.
Sorry that I haven't posted in some time. On December 14th my grandpa died. He was 88. His death was very unexpected. I went over to take him some pie and found him. It has been rough on all of us. Although we know he is in a better place. He was my mom's dad, so it has been especially hard on her. Here she is dealing with her own health issues and then this. Unfortuantly this is how life works, huh?
Mom has finished up her last round of chemo (hopefully!!). We go on Wednesday for a pet and ct scan to see how things are. Either they will do more chemo or get her ready for surgery. She isn't looking forward to either one. Please keep her in your prayers!!
Well, my question is.... my husband and I are planning on trying to have a baby soon. Mom lives with us. If she has to have more chemo are there certain precautions that I should take? She is on gemzar and oxaliplatin. My OBGYN said that there are certain chemo drugs which are toxic to fetuses. I did talk to the pharmacist while my was getting chemo last time and he said that things should be fine. She just needs to take extra precautions such as flushing the toilet twice (which he said that she should be doing anyways, which I didn't know). Just wanted to get some more information on the topic. Unfortuantly we all have to become the experts about this disease.
Thanks so much for being here. You are all in my prayers.