Karen's still on CPT-11 and it's still kicking her butt. The nurses and Dr Moriarty were all surprised to hear how rough CPT-11 had been on her the last time. It's due no doubt in part to Karen's petite size and also that this is her 8th treatment.
This week I got a number of emails from folks who're either cancer patients or caregivers, some of whom are having a hard time with the chemo side effects. In the interests of sharing information with folks I've gone through Karen's drug-bucket and listed the various medications she's on besides the chemo. Many of these are substitutes with the alternative in paretheses.
- Fluconazole (Diflucan)
- Lorazepam (Ativan)
- Docusate Sodium
These are basically anti-nausea for the most part. Hopefully this gives you something to talk to your doctor about.