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Posted 2015-08-06T22:18:27Z

Impact of Treatment

Hi Everyone, just wanted to provide a quick update on how the "new" treatment is going:

So a few weeks ago, I received my first dose of the increased intensity regime, and it seemed to have hit me harder than I expected.  I expected that it would be similar to what I was feeling with the previous regime, just a bit more fatigue, as I was under the impression that it would just be introducing oxaliplatin back into the mix, but after my second dose of the new regime this week, I found out that I was also receiving leucovorin, another chemo drug, which puts me at 4 out of the 5 major drugs I was on last year.  The regime I'm now on is called FOLFOX (when the irinotecan is added back in, it will be called FOLFOXIRI).  I'm also back to carrying the portable pump for another 48 hours after the conclusion of my infusion at SCCA, and having to have it disconnected either at home, or returning to SCCA.[...]