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Day 5 after Taxol #1

Doing well!  Slept most of last weekend while my hubby and in-laws held down the fort.  Functioning by Monday.

My biggest complaint after Taxol #1 was the feet pain (I know – enough with the feet already!). But I’m sure that was from Sorafenib and walking the stairs to get my white blood cell count up before Thursday’s infusion.  It’s mostly reversed now.

I’ve also had bone pain from Saturday’s Neulasta shot.  Not sure why it’s hit me now (and not after the 1st two shots), but maybe that means it will actually work this time.  The aches are especially bad in my ankles, knees, thighs and hips.  I’m taking Hydrocodone, which helps a bit, but will try Claritin and Aleve today, as suggested on some online forums.

Nausea and other stomach-related fun lasted just a couple of days.

My hair “thinning,” however, has escalated.  Joey bought a trimming/shaving contraption today at Target, for when I just can’t take it anymore.  In the meantime, I’m trying out hats and scarves (and big earrings! and eyebrow pencils!), still imagining that a wig will be too hot.

Pillow, Day 4 after 1st Taxol

My pillow on Monday morning

Hairbrush, Day 5 after 1st Taxol

From my hairbrush, Tuesday

More poking and prodding for me of a different sort this week – I have my annual skin cancer screen tomorrow at the dermatologist.  And on Tuesday, July 24, we will meet with a new surgeon, Dr. William Barber, and plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Woods.

Taxol #2 is scheduled for July 26.

Thank you for checking on us!