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Posted 2019-03-07T03:49:00Z

Treatment starts again


After a month off, oral chemo starts again today for 5 days, followed by 23 days off.  This will continue for 6 months.  This is the same drug I was on during the radiation treatment, albeit at a much higher dose.  The side effects seem to be mostly nausea which they treat prophylactically with anti-nausea meds.   I didn't have any side-effects before so hopefully that continues.

After 25 years of working at the same company Dave was the victim of a corporate restructuring and thus has some unplanned time off.  He was not surprised and is actually quite thankful to have some time to spend with me and the kids as well as some time to explore some hobbies and other opportunities.     The timing works quite well as I now have my own personal chauffeur.  :)  As a result we have removed the dog walks and meal drop offs for the foreseeable future.  Thank you again for all of your help.

Hope you are all well.



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Comments (5)

  • catherine pope
    catherine pope

    Speaking from experience, unplanned time off can bring new and unexpected opportunities as well as enhance family life. Although I have never experienced a personal chauffeur! Good luck with the next stage in your treatment Lora. xo catherine

    11 months ago · Reply
  • Cici Morgan
    Cici Morgan

    Good timing for sure and hoping for no ...ok minimal ...side effects from chemo xo

    11 months ago · Reply
  • Eileen Huster
    Eileen Huster

    I love how positive you are and hope that Dave enjoys his time off. Thinking of you and wishing you no side effects.

    11 months ago · Reply
  • Teresa Beere Johnson
    Teresa Beere Johnson

    Thinking of you!!! I will be going back to my old position at work soon back to 3 days a week, so maybe one day after May 5 I can come out for coffee and/or I can bring my dog out for a walk with Molly - I can talk agility!! :-)

    11 months ago · Reply
    • Lora Hargreaves
      Lora Hargreaves

      that would be awesome then i can drive too!!!!

      11 months ago · Reply