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Jules was posted 02/18/2006 10:07 am by CherylM
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for what it is worth Jules, I haven't had the horrors everyone else seems to be experiencing, but my oncologist has had me on taxotere and gemzar through December. Due to a nasty rash and all side effects possible from (taxotere) I'm just on gemzar. No scans yet, but he can feel no tumors and my CA19-9 is down to 299 from 36,000. I've continued to work through all of the chemo treatments (high school teacher) and be fairly normal for half a week - the other half I sleep a lot and my dear husband takes over the cooking I don't do. I am feeling so much better now and have about 5-6 days of the week feeling normal. I'm a stage 4, but the oncologist says I am having an exquitsite reaction to chemo. Good luck with decisions, my neighbor is also going through chemo and we can both see why folks eventually give up on it.

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