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Understanding your chemo regimen

This is my first “non-chemo Wednesday” since I started the first of my eight fortnightly sessions on 19 August. It therefore seems appropriate to post a piece about the chemotherapy regimen I was on. 1,055 more words

Breast Cancer

Tomorrow's the big day

I haven’t written much because I’ve been so weak over the past several days.  Here’s a brief rundown of what’s been going on.

Tuesday, November 24 (Day -7) 442 more words

Lung Scarring Systemic Sclerosis

Published on the Nov. 9, 2015, Rheumatology Network website

By Whitney L.J. Howell

Patients with systemic sclerosis who take cyclophosphamide or mycophenolate mofitil both experience nearly the same decrease in lung scarring, according to a small study. 277 more words



Enduring the route of traditional medicine, for me, was the best choice for this type of cancer. Aggressive cancer had to be treated with aggressive medications. 883 more words

Breast Cancer

What the FEC?!

On the day of my first chemotherapy treatment I awoke early with a feeling of dread, fear and huge anxiety. I’d laid awake for ages with a million thoughts whizzing around my head replaying over and over again. 2,128 more words

Bye-Bye UTI

U-T-I. It means urinary tract infection, and I have one. Well, I had one and I might still have one.

After my last visit to the oncologist, the hospital called to tell mom my CBC bloodwork looked great and my kidney disease looked stable and mildly improved. 214 more words


Chemotherapy cocktail

End June 2014

My mixture of “chemotherapeutic agents”, or drugs, goes by the delicious name of “FEC-T”. I’ve read lots about this regimen on the various cancer websites, but I’m really disappointed that most have a patronising tone. 531 more words