Thursday, October 15, 2015

Conundrum for the broken

 I was excited to be able to make it to take a newly approved drug, Cyramza. I did not expect it to cause me so much suffering. In fact, I feel a bit broken from this new treatment (Cyramza and Docetaxol).

I'm somewhat stable with broken bones, and dealing with the side effects of the chemo treatment with discolored and cracking nails; my feet, face, eyelids, and belly are all swollen, causing me to gain 10 pounds. Along with that, I have mouth sores, alopecia, and extreme fatigue. The side effects are destroying my quality of life. Individually they are manageable, but together I have to ask - is Docetaxol worth this? I don't know what the future holds, but I hope there will be a more manageable and effective treatments soon.


  1. Well, it is good to see you blogging, but it sounds like this treatment is really rough. I hope it starts to get a little easier. xo Tori

    1. Thanks. it is pretty hard, and i'm not getting another one anytime soon.
      P.S. You deserve the best LC bloc of the year!! :)

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