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by Saxon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Morning! Another recovery based question My wife has been accepted onto the Parp inhibitor trial, but her platelet levels need to be over 100 and they are currently around 75. Assuming that this is a side effect of th chemo, is their recovery period quick or slow or does it depend on the individual?...
by Saxon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Afternoon, Just a quick question. My wife has now complete her chemo sessions and is starting her recovery from the side effects of that. She is suffering quite badly from numbness in her fingers and feet, we knew that this was a side effect. Do you know how long this will take to recover, or is it ...
by Saxon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Thanks for the responses. Not been in a good place recently, so not been logging on much. My wife has 1 chemo treatment left out of 12. It's really taking it's toll on her, so will be glad to finish that. The tumour markers have gone up again a little (we don't get told the actual figures so that we...
by Saxon
Tue May 22, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Today was a hard day
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Re: Today was a hard day

Definitely you should tell them. We told our children that my wife had it before anyone else. They will probably know that something is going on by your demeanour and be wondering what it is. It may sound selfish, but also by telling them it's one less thing for you to stress about and they will be ...
by Saxon
Tue May 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Morning! We've had some good news back from the latest scan results. They are now showing a 25% reduction in the main tumour and some reduction in the secondary's on the liver. This means that she is now eligible for the PARP inhibitor trial - I've been sent a link from this site and it is the POLO ...
by Saxon
Wed May 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

My wife had her latest treatment yesterday. Just had a nurse led consultation. She is now having to have an anti histamine drip as having allergic reactions to the chemo, but it all went well. The plan is for a scan next week to see what the treatment is doing. All things going well, she is being pu...
by Saxon
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Jeni,

Thanks, will ask at next appointment.

The consultant did say that it's not currently part of a clinical trial.
by Saxon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Update. Sticking with the folfirinox and she will be having another scan after the next treatment. Her normal consultant agrees that as the symptoms are reducing and tumour markers coming down, it must be working. Everyone is excited as genetic tests have shown that she has the BRC A genetic mutatio...
by Saxon
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This seems to be all happening too fast
Replies: 7
Views: 4061

Re: This seems to be all happening too fast

Derek's Daughter, My wife is currently undergoing chemo for PC and she has gone from a seemingly healthy wife and mother with a career to a shadow of her former self. She previously survived breast cancer, but that was nothing like this. Everyone uses the words 'fast' and 'roller coaster', but never...
by Saxon
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Got the scan results on Monday. The tumours have grown quite a lot and the radiologists view is that the chemo is doing nothing. They're recommending a change to another chemo drug. All very numb at the moment. Are the other drugs as effective, or is it a case of you can be lucky and have one that d...
by Saxon
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Mrs Saxon has just had her 6th chemo treatment and a planned CAT scan. After some further blood tests, it transpires that the fatigue is more likely to be as a result of reactions to the chemo drugs than anaemia - she is still anaemic and has low platelets, but these haemoglobin levels have improved...
by Saxon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Dianne,

Excellent advice thanks.
by Saxon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Hello, My wife is still going through her chemo - she had her 4th dose a week and a half ago, but is still struggling with anaemia - all I see of her in the evening is a pale shadow of herself lying asleep on the sofa with the TV on. She has another chemo session early next week and they were speaki...
by Saxon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Thank you Jeni & Sandra for your really helpful responses and reminding me of the technical terms. This is so useful to me, as my wife doesn't want me to keep asking her what's going on and it really helps knowing that this is something to expect. She had the chemo today, although she's now been tol...
by Saxon
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 40
Views: 18710

Re: Concerned husband

Just coming up for the second round of chemo treatment. The blood tests have shown some low levels of something technical. They were sceptical whether to proceed with the chemo, but are going to go ahead, but my wife will now need to inject herself for the first 5 days with something to boost her im...

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