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12 years 7 months ago #8906 by Patricia
I LOVE the Pom juice...drink it every day.

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12 years 7 months ago #8899 by Mike

Excellent news! My MIL came through the TUR beautifully last week and the urologist felt right away that he had removed a benign leiomyoma which is only rarely found in the bladder. These types of benign tumors are more commonly seen in the uterus. Anyway, path report today shows it to be benign, we do have a second report out but feel good about the results thus far. Thank you all for your wonderful insights and opinions! I have certainly learned alot and could not have done it without you guys. There is much courage and caring in all of you.
Best of luck to all.
Take care!!
Amymarie


Actually Annmarie it is not that hard since I am now insane after all of the this lol. Glad all went well for yous. Joe ;)

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12 years 7 months ago #8897 by Mike
Well first they will draw his blood to make sure the platelets are ok which they will be, but you will be surprised how fast they can drop even the next day. At Penn they had to be 40,000 or greater to get the chemo. The highest mine were once was 290,000.
Then when he goes into the room to just relax and take it easy. On my big days I got the zofran for nausea in the IV on the short day I got a zofran by mouth. My chemo was MVAC http://www.chemocare.com/bio/list_by_acronym.asp?acronym=MVAC I went Tue, Wed, and Fri, everyother week for 3 months which is 3 cycles. I got the Methotrexate on Tues. The Methotrexate they told me to rinse my mouth out with warm salt water to prevent mouth sores but not for the other 3 drugs but i guess it can't hurt. And then on Wed I got the other 3. I also came back on Fri. to get a shot of neulasta http://www.drugs.com/neulasta.html which is a shot to keep the white blood count up. I got nauesous here and there at home I took compazine which worked fine for me. The biggest effect the chemo had on me I was tired alot. My insurance Keystone65 did cover Zofran 6 tablets a month $35 each. I saved them for my bad days. Karen is right about chemo brain but for me it was I get real forgetful or just like slip into a trance or lose track of the conversation. I didn't have any mood swings because I was too tired to swing into a mood. You didn't mention what kind of chemo your husband is getting. I know some people that just made themselves sick mentally by just walking in the room and this is no joke. I really did not have any major problems taking the chemo and it will be over before you know it. Good Luck, Joe ;)

***Karen what's with the Ben Gay thing that's a new one on me guess we are all different and also when you are on chemo Stephany you don't do anything drug wise or whatever unless you check with your Oncologist first and this is no joke. My Oncologist stessed this to me over and over. For example if needed I could take a tyenol but no motrin. Even if your Primary prescribed a new drug you need to check with the Oncologist first. Most Primaries wouldn't do this. You hit the nail on the head the poison going into you so you don't wanna do anything to interfere with it without the Oncologist's ok.

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12 years 7 months ago #8893 by Stephany

Stephany that is a good point the meds. Why is it and my wife keeps my meds written down on a piece of paper because I'm on a few. Now everytime I have been in the hospital they always screw something up med wise. Or a med I am taking they don't have like it is something from outer space and then say it's ok to bring your meds from home for the one they didn't have. It takes at least a day everytime I go in to get my meds the way I take them at home. A hospital and none of them can ever get your meds in order. But the bill always seems to arrive on time. Joe ;)
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Yes it does, Joe. I have just about decided to take all my husband's meds in my purse next time he has to be hosptitalized, and give them to him and tell the nurses afterwards!

OK, I might not...but I'll have them, and if he misses a dose and they can't help, I'll be ready.

Right now, I'm in the hospital right beside my husband's bed, while he is getting his saline hydration before his CT scan. He starts chemo tomorrow, and they are making sure he's well enough to take the poison. I'm typing on the hospital lap-top, and it's really slow going.

Any suggestions out there for someone just starting the chemo?

Stephany in Iowa

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12 years 7 months ago #8889 by momof4
Great news...Answered prayers....

Caregiver for my Wonderful Husband Angelo, who has Metastatic Bladder Cancer.

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

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12 years 7 months ago #8887 by amymarie
Excellent news! My MIL came through the TUR beautifully last week and the urologist felt right away that he had removed a benign leiomyoma which is only rarely found in the bladder. These types of benign tumors are more commonly seen in the uterus. Anyway, path report today shows it to be benign, we do have a second report out but feel good about the results thus far. Thank you all for your wonderful insights and opinions! I have certainly learned alot and could not have done it without you guys. There is much courage and caring in all of you.
Best of luck to all.
Take care!!
Amymarie

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