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Joel's chemo starting tomorrow


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Just a fast note to let you know that Joel is FINALLY starting his carbo/taxol tomorrow.

Bye bye mustasche :shock:

His endocrinologst called and said his blood test shows that his thyroid is finally underactive.. so she started him on synthoid today instead of next week.

He went from 134 lbs to 180lbs now. Whew!!!

I really hope the side effects from the chemo will not be too bad.


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Maryanne: I hope all goes well for Joel and that the side effects are minimal. As you know, I start my chemo tomorrow too. My cocktail has been changed from taxol/carboplatin to gemcitabine/carboplatin. the oncologist says there is less neuropathy with gemcitabine.

Don M

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Hoping it all goes smoothly with no side effects. The good thing about chemo is that it goes pretty quickly (except for sitting there all day with those bags drip drip dripping away). Len's hair was MUCH curlier after chemo -- but it was temporary. Has reverted to frizzy einstein effect.


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