Michael Lewis Posted February 16, 2008 Share Posted February 16, 2008 After more than three years waiting for the "other shoe to drop" I began chemo with Alimta yesterday. My cancer is growing, albeit slowly, and I'm experiencing pain which is pretty well controlled with morphine and vicodin. Since I was largely asymtomatic since being diagnosed in Jan, 2004, I'm grateful for the slow growth of the disease and the wonderful time with family and friends. In fact, to date, the worst troubles have come first from surgery in 2004 and chemo in 2005. Recovery from the surgery was/is a long process and I attribute troubles with Cisplatin/Gemcitabine chemo mostly to the massive steroids received. I have to say that I experienced some anticipatory nausea when entering the chemo floor for the first time in nearly three years, but the infusion went well and I returned home tired and very hungry. Today, I feel well and will resume normal activities. I have read many negative comments on side effects with this drug, but so far, am experiencing none. Now we wait for future test results and scans. I understand how the drug works, and look forward to good results. I do understand that it's a very expensive item, but Medicare does cover. Does anyone know what treatment with this drug actually costs? I will update if I experience side effects, but, so far, so good! Michael Lewis Seattle Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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