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chemo -started round 3 today

Just checking in again with everyone about t x progress,I am happy to say that with 2 rounds of chemo that my tumor has shrunk 50 %  which they are saying is good.Started round 3 today.Yuck-for all  of you chemotherapy is no fun-it has really put me  down, but Keep putting it in my mind not to stay down!!Cant wait till I can put something in my mouth to eat that doesnt taste like metal yes EVERYTHING I eat taste like heavy metal-nothing has any flavor to it all all.I usually start to feel bad 5-7 days into tx  then stay feeling bad until about 15 days after then start to feel good again and just when I feel best,its time for another round!!! Thinking of you all and thanks for the prayers-they are working !!!   cindy
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446474 tn?1446347682
50%? Great!!! It it grand when you know that all your suffering is having a positive impact? YEAH!

Isn't that a killer? Just when you start feeling better. It's poison time! Somehow it doesn't seem fair does it?
I am hoping another treatment or two and the tumor is completely obliterated. Chemo sux but it also works, which makes it all worth when you finally catch a break.

Good to hear from you. I am very happy to hear of your progress. Keep up the fight!!!

You know I always have my fav cancer sayings. Here are my newest ones.

'Leave me along. I'm living.'
'Retail therapy beats chemotherapy!'
'If I was a mouse, I'd be cured by now.'
'My reality check just bounced.'

Cheers!
Hector
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Yay.. that is great news.. and isn't that so true.. just when you start to feel better, it is time again..  
1840891 tn?1431547793
Wow, that is great news that your tumor is shrinking so much, hooray! I'm so sorry it has to be such a horrible tx to get to that shrinkage though. If only there was some way that we could all help shoulder a little of the burden for you. I'd be willing to take a little of your sickness if I could. Maybe if we all try to do that for you mentally, it might somehow translate into your feeling a little bit better. I'm not really a very spiritual person - I'm more of a science type, but in spite of that I have personally noticed feeling better when I had very good friends trying hard to send "healing energy" while I was recovering from a major surgical event a few years back, so something happens somehow. Best wishes for a full recovery!
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Wonderful to hear the good news.  Life is worth fighting for and you are strong.  You can do this!  My prayer are definitely with you.  
317787 tn?1473358451
So very happy to hear from you and to hear how well you are doing
My thoughts and prayers are with you
DEe
190885 tn?1333025891
sounds good cindy....wishing you good luck...thanks for the update......billy
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So nice to hear from you Cindy and great to know the treatment is working !
Thanks for checking in and wishing you the best of luck..

Will
1652596 tn?1342011626
cindy, i'm so happy that your tumor has reduced!!  that's awesome news.  i wish you didn't have to go for another round of chemo.  my thoughts and prayers are with you.  you are so strong and positive.  best wishes.  belle
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So great to hear from you and a 50% reduction already!  That is great news.  Keep up the good work and stay strong!!!!!!  :)

Jules
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Cindy, thanks for checking in and giving us such good news about your progress.  I can only imagine the challenges of chemo and how you must feel.  And you come here to give us well wishes.  You're a very special gal and wish you the best going through tx.  We send you strength and energy to get through each round.  Best wishes.
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Thanks for sharing the great news Cindy!!!

Good luck,
Mike
163305 tn?1333668571
Thanks so much for letting us know your treatment is working !
You're a strong woman and a survivor.
Wishing you the very best ~
OH
179856 tn?1333547362
Really truly excellent news now you keep up the good work.  You are one tough cookie!  :)
87972 tn?1322661239
Gosh, Cindy; good news about tumor reduction. Sorry to hear the drugs are hitting you so hard; hopefully they're knocking the daylights out of the disease. Thanks much for checking in, by the way. Keep in touch and good luck-

--Bill
1420486 tn?1384793153
Wow Cindy this is just Wonderfull news.  We really miss you when your not around. Hugs Ginger
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Thats great Cindy! 50% is really good. Hopefully it will totally disappear. Thank you for the update...anne
1711722 tn?1356487554
Wonderful news Cindy!!  I haven't been on the forum recently (tendonitis still) and your post was the 1st one I saw.  Really, really happy for you.  For that nasty taste, have you tried the Biotene??  Not that Biotene tastes good either but maybe.  Or Big Red Gum maybe might help a little.  Dunno.  Anywho, thanks for sharing this update.  Praying the best outcome for you :)

And yeah Hector, I agree with you: 'If I was a mouse, I'd be cured by now!"

Hugs,
Bee
302488 tn?1337551241
im kinda new here but i wanted to tell you what great news and i will be sending prayers your way!!!  stay strong!
789911 tn?1368636783
Great news! Thanks for sharing the good progress!
1930700 tn?1327064904
Just want to send a thank you for posting.  I actually thought about you since my friend was diagonosed with one of those cancer critters days AFTER the completion of his tx.  They are not going to give him chemo I believe they are going straight in - need to get proper name of procedure....

Either way, wishing you the best of luck!
millie
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Glad that the chemo is working.  We just take it one day at a time.
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