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Adrienne was posted 07/31/1999 10:03 am by janice L
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Thanks for your reply. I was glad to get a reply from someone who has had experience with FAM. Steven's dosage will also be varied, but he recevied all three on Monday. Yes....it really has whipped him. He has been in bed every day. Although he was up for a few hours Thursday and a little longer on Friday. Our oncologist added the leucovorin to the cocktail because I had brought in some alternative treatments and one of them (a UCLA study) had this drug in it. Dr. Gerstein is always very willing to look into anything we want. Leucovorin is a B-vitamin that is used to rescue, protect, and diminish the toxicity of combined chemos. You said that Jerry was on FAM for 5 months, was it good time or miserable time? I hate to ask, but if Steven is going to feel like this and it really isn't going to give him quality time.....I don't know. It's just that I hate seeing him like this. It is so hard. How are you doing? I know that you must miss Jerry dreadfully. I can't imagine how difficult the last few months have been for you. God be with you.

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