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oxialiplaten side effects was posted 08/02/2005 06:30 am by c arolyn
E-mail Address: cbaker@99west.cm

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OK, the meds they give me for nauseousness and the Gemzar on today's treatment tend to keep me awake so here I am at 3:31 in the morning playing on the computer. I thought another helpful hint I would pass on to you Bill: Keep a case of water in a room instead of the fridge. You won't want it cold and as you are on longer the longer the coldness of your drinks make a difference between sessions. In my bedroom they seem keep cool enough withut bothering me but I can always place on in the sunshine for a while and take one with you when you go out to eat or over to events. You need to keep hydrated to keep the darkness out. On chemo, sometimes if I stand up too quickly I have a darkness that passes down my face (don't have to be sick for something like this to happen, I am sure we all have experienced it). My Oncologist says to stay hydrated for that and he is right. It makes a big difference. Doesn't affect driving, you don't get up quickly while driving. If you have air conditioning turn it off or keep as low as can go. I don't have it in my house but I have ceiling fans. I have to keep them on low or it is too much. We had a wet, cold spring and I started chemo in April and every picture of me is being on the sofa with my blankie. Those furry throws are good or a nice cotton. I am not feeling the need now with summer here but did need one the other day at a wedding shower and the air was on high and freezing. Be aware of that possibility if you go somewhere. Keep a throw in the car. Again, sorry this is so long. I don't seem to keep these posts short. Take Care, Carolyn

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