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by Brian
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

At Michelle's funeral on saturday, we asked everyone to wear something pink or purple to raise awareness of research into breast and pancreatic cancer. Over 250 family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues turned up to pay respect to Michelle. All of them remembered her as a caring, friendly, strong...
by Brian
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox- seems to be working!
Replies: 60
Views: 34809

Re: Folfirinox- seems to be working!

I know how tough Folfirinox can be, so delighted to hear such good news.

Brian
by Brian
Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Many thanks Bee,Julia, Hilary and Nikki for your kind words.
Brian
by Brian
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Dear all, Michelle developed an infection and became jaundiced on Thursday 24th October and urgently had to be admitted to Accident and Emergency for intravenous antibiotics and fluids. She was stabilised and scheduled to have a stent fitted on Tuesday 29th October. However, Michelle's veins collaps...
by Brian
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Hi, Michelle was put forward for a clinical trial but this entailed eating a vast fatty breakfast, which I would struggle to eat and the Professor said would be too much for him, and take about 20 tablets a day. So it really wasn't suitable for Michelle. Michelle then developed a large blood clot ru...
by Brian
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

I'm sorry Cathy, I should have said your partner. My apologies.
Brian
by Brian
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Thanks Cathy, that's great to hear. I will let you know how things go and I hope it continues to go well for your hubby.
Brian
by Brian
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Hi, Michelle had her appointment with her oncologist yesterday and it was agreed that she would continue with a break from chemotherapy for another three weeks. The oncologist did say that it was difficult to determine whether Michelle's weak and tired state was caused by the chemotherapy or the can...
by Brian
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Thanks Julia....I did call out the GP on the Tuesday as Michelle was no better and I was really worried about her. She was feeling very down, saying she it was a living hell and what was the point of it all, also not wanting to eat or drink. The GP took blood and had a long chat with her and she did...
by Brian
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Thanks Diane and to all who have posted messages. On seeing the oncologist a week past on Wednesday it was agreed that for the following days treatment to reduce the strength of the chemotherapy by 25% and we really hoped that we would see a difference. Her dose of steroids was increased to 3 a day ...
by Brian
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

My wife takes Creon 40000, 2 to be taken 3 times a day with meals and 1 tablet with snacks. She has a big problem with drinking and eating as she keeps telling me that she 'doesn't feel thirsty or hungry'. However we have the regular appointment with the oncologist tomorrow afternoon and will be mor...
by Brian
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Re: Folfirinox and effects

Hi Julia, thank you for your post. My wife has been taking Creon from day one, 2 for a meal and 1 with a snack. She does have a problem swallowing them but does persevere with them. Also after chemotherapy she is given steroids for 3 days but again does nothing to stimulate her appetite. We are due ...
by Brian
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Folfirinox and effects
Replies: 38
Views: 32742

Folfirinox and effects

Hi there, my wife who is 51,was diagnosed was pancreatic cancer in April and has had 3 cycles of Folfirinox chemotherapy and is due the 4th cycle on Thursday. She is scheduled to have 12 cycles. However her quality of life has not been good. She has had sickness every few days and last week had 4 da...

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