Tag Archives: chemotherapy

WHAT HAPPENED TO 2019?

Hi all, Time for those (almost) end of year reflections! This time last year I had completed six cycles of chemo and another four had been abandoned. So I entered 2019 pretty confident cancer would take a back seat for … Continue reading

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DO NOT MAN THE LIFEBOATS – YET

Hi all, I met with the oncologist today. It seems the near 60% increase in PSA in two months to mid February is not keeping the oncologist awake at night. Lucky. No need to panic yet. I wish someone had … Continue reading

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NOTHING MUCH TO REPORT

Hello, Not much to report. I went to the renal/chemo clinic of the local hospital today for my second shot of Xgeva, to strengthen my bones. They said that my calcium levels were slightly low, so I need to double … Continue reading

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GREAT GREAT RESULTS

Hi all. Well, a great day today with the results from the latest CT scan. There has been no progression of cancer since the pre-chemo scan in February. This means that the chemo has done its job. According to the … Continue reading

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LOTS OF NEWS

Hi all. Well, it has been an while and a lot has happened. This week saw me with my general practitioner on Monday (quarterly hormone therapy injection), my shrink on Tuesday and my oncologist today (Wednesday). Tomorrow is pre-chemo blood … Continue reading

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CHEMO CYCLE THREE

Hi all, Well…….. infusion three happened last Friday. I mentioned some side effects from chemo two (chemo brain, fatigue, numb fingers and toes, nose sores, gum bleeds and insomnia) to the medicos, which caused much discussion about whether to proceed. … Continue reading

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CHEMO CYCLE TWO

Hello, the second cycle of chemo started with an infusion today. It was pretty uneventful, and (touch wood) there are no serious side effects yet. One unavoidable side effect is losing your hair. All of it according to the oncologist, … Continue reading

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MR BALDWIN

Hi all, well the responses to my last post clearly favoured a buzz cut over seeing what happens with hair loss. Feedback included the bald head being a trophy, that I would look like an emoji, that I should be … Continue reading

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HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Hi all, Well, two weeks into the first chemo cycle and all is well. I met with the oncologist this week and he is very happy that side effects have been minimal. The oncologist told me on several occasions that … Continue reading

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CHEMO CYCLE ONE

Hi all, Well, cycle one started. The plan is for six cycles of IV drip infusions of Docetaxel, separated by three week recovery periods. I need to take Dexamethazone before each session and Prednisolone daily. Plus there is nausea medication … Continue reading

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