THE JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS
Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Web
Discussion BoardGemzar & Similar Stage was posted 04/13/2008 01:10 am by Jennifer - Rose's Daughter
Please see my postings (2008). My Mother is currently on Gemzar (IV infusion
once every 2 weeks) and Xeloda (3 caps in the am and 3 in the pm starting the
day after infusion---7 days on 7 days off). So far now vomiting after 2
complete rounds ending this past Friday. She has somewhat controlled nausea
(she won't take her nausea medications like she's supposed to--they told her
to expect shortness of breath--gee thanks for that one--same thing that they
told her about the contrast dye and I had to literally beg her to take that
at the very beginning of testing. That took all day, until I finally
convinced her at 10pm that she had to take it.) Orange shebert she claims to
be a lifesaver on her tummy as well as crackers. Buffalo Rock has the better
and more potent form of Ginger Ale vs Shwepps (she hates the Rasberry
flavor). So far only 'quesy' feelings with her. She fears the side effects
too much sometimes. But she hasn't missed a treatment or dose to this day!!!
I hope this helps out.
God bless you and your family during this time, Jennifer
Reply to this message |
Return to Main Message List
No replies on file.
DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
Biliary Ca Home | Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home Copyright © 2020 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MarylandLast Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am