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gemzar was posted 02/29/2000 10:31 pm by betty
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my husb is into his #10 treatment of gemzar.while he was also receiving radation,which is now finished,he was receiving gemzar 1400 (that is dosage size,not sure if its units,cc,milligrams etc) he did fairly well, very tired and little appetite on day of chemo and for couple days thereafter, however when his dosage increased to 1500 after radation was completed, he was totally wiped out from wed till sun.hardly got out of bed,nausea,no appetite,no energy,but the following week same dosage,he was fine the day afterwards.i have noticed if either of us are having bad day (pity party) on day of chemo,it takes him longer to bounce back. perhaps mental attitude has effect on it.so we try to cry and have pity party day or so before chemo,that way when we go to chemo we are ready to fight with vengance. i wish u and husband the best.feel free to write anytime,although im only into this for 4 months so i dont know alot,but willing to share what i have experienced. things will get better, i psoted that same question here, and now i can see almost a daily improvement.driving more, walking more, eating better,renewing old interest,but does not like to be left alone not even 5 minutes..and i do not know if that feeling will pass or not.and he cries alot if he sees me doing something that he normally did prior to be sick, says he feels bad seeing me having to do everything. so that too is a problem, but i just deal with it day by day.betty.

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