Oct 09, 2009
As I mentioned earlier, had a 5 day stay in the hospital to open up a bowel blockage.
The PET/CT shows "activity" in the small intestine area and combined with a rising CA125 (was 28 .. now 123, I will be starting a new drug (4th this year) on Monday .. Doxil. My MD doesn't want to wait until I come back to start Doxil .. he is concerned about my bowel blockage.
He did say to go to England, but the trip to London on 10/18 is now questionable. Just having a new drug and 6 days later heading so far away .. don't think it will happen. Besides, all of my clothes (bras included) are tight, even tho I've lost a few lbs. I am not supposed to wear anything binding or I could have a problem (like around my waist from being tight) .. burning, rash, I'm not sure. At least at home, I can be comfortable.
I thought the "side effects" were only supposed to last up to 5 days, but the nurse cautioned me to wear loose fitting clothes in London, too. IF I had been on Doxil a couple of rounds, I'd know what to expect. I loved topo as you know, and I knew I would be fine going away. Now, with the bowel problem and a new drug, I'm not that comfortable. Ken and I will decide this weekend.
Anyone had Doxil? Your thoughts?