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Cycle 9, Day 1

Posted in Evidence-Based Medicine with tags , , , on February 22, 2011 by Leane Roffey Line

Bloodwork good, Chemistry good. Had the whole regimen, Taxol, Avastin, and Zometa, plus my premeds. I feel really good today. Even my back aches are better. Nurse Deb put it on the table, she and everyone else with any kind of arthritis or degenerative disc problems felt like hell during this last cold snap. That has little to do with cancer and everything to do with aching backs! I found a Capsaisin patch at Walgreens that really works well. I use the Salon Pas (menthol) small patches as well. I had to switch to Flexeril in the afternoons, and am down to one, maybe two Lortabs in the am and pm. I’m also trying more exercise and I think that’s working. I see so many women in my age group and lower who are just bending over, I don’t want to wind up like that! I’ve got my belt on today, it’s a good sturdy back support belt and I’ll wear it under my hoodie, have to go shopping. All the snow is almost melted, at least you can walk on the ground now. It’s a bit cooler today, but yesterday it hit almost 70 and is due to get there again in a few days.

That’s all for news for now. I’m hanging in there, so readers, if you are cancer ridden don’t give up the ship. You’re going to have good and bad days, so keep the faith and don’t let it get ya down.

Joule Watt