Topic: gemzar plus oxali equals results the hard way
Well, I know there's no easy way. At Mayo Clinic in early August I was told there are 12 tumors in my liver, and the best recommendation was gemzar and oxaliplatin to halt progression. So I've been on that regime every other week since August 17.
A Cat Scan October 5 showed that the majority of the tumors have shrunk. so this regimen is having an effect.
But i am struggling with a very low hematocrit, having had 3 blood transfusions since I started, anemia that makes my heart pound just from walking up the stairs (I am 56 years old and a healthy backpacker until a year ago), and sluggish bowels. These side effects plus the stomach discomfort seem to get worse each time.
I am wondering how others are doing on oxaliplatin.