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Posted 2015-01-26T20:25:34Z

Maintenance Chemo Round 1 and Return to Work

Hi there, I just wanted to provide a quick update on my new chemo regime.  Three weeks ago I began my maintenance chemo, Xeloda, which entailed taking three pills taken in the morning and three more in the evening.  I'm very happy to share that my experience with this new chemo has been very positive with minimal side effects.  There was little nausea and little fatigue associated with it.  The primary side effect was hand-foot syndrome, which included some minor pain when I stand on my feet, which may get worse over time, but hopefully not.  The side effects are cumulative, which means they grow as I continue to take this, but again, hopefully this won't be the case.[...]