My Mom (77) had 5 rounds of Oxyliplatin and Gemzar each two weeks apart. She was amazing and had absolutely no side effect except for the cold neuropathy that lasted two days after each treatment. She was mostly miffed that it curtailed her having her milkshake on those two days. I was amazed that she never experienced anything bad with these two drugs. She also later added Nexavar to the mix and then proceeded to the Xelolda.
Just remember everyone is different in their tolerances and this monster of a disease is different for everyone as well.
I hope for the best for you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.
"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is. Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.