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That is good news funny I go for my fourth on October-10 and not in the least nervous. It takes them longer to prepare the drug as they have to weigh you prior to mixing the concoction not many nurses are sure yet of the process.

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Hello to The Durva Club- I wanted to pass this information along to you- On Saturday I was invited to speak to a group of medical professionals as part of a Continuing Education/Lung Cancer

All my Durva friends are doing so good! Yay! I may not be taking the durva anymore but I still get to hang out here cause I had some....right?¬†ūüėĀ So I'm only at half way thru this chemo/immuno thi

Barb   ..sorry to hear you need to skip an infusion, I hope the time off gets you back on track. Sillycat  .. you may find this interesting  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5767492/

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Kleo….. I have two more infusions this month before my CT scan on the 29th And then one more before I meet with my oncologist on Nov-9 to discuss how the treatment is going.

There is very good chance we could be getting  our infusions in the same arm.  lol

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I have officially been infused. LOL I was pretty nervous. I ate a bag of cheesy poofs during the infusion....nervous snacking I guess. I got the orange cheesy powder all over everything. On the blanket and the chair....the nurse. It was even in my hair.ūü§£¬† Picture Pigpen from Charlie Brown..only orange. LOL

Infusion was an hour, prep was an hour...so not too bad. Kinda nice to only get ONE bag-o-drugs after all the bags of stuff they had to give with chemo before!

They didn't weigh me prior though. But I'd been weighed the week before. Recommended dosage of this stuff is 10 mg per kg.... I got 475 mg so that sounds about right I guess!

So far so¬†good...ūü§ě

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14 hours ago, Robert Macaulay said:

Now mine was for a male !  lol

Haaa.....what....were¬†there girlie magazines? Tools? Car parts? LOL¬†ūüėú

I did get a welcome bag the very first time I went for infusion for the chemo. Had fluffy socks and a blanket, some lotion and candy and a book or something.  I'm doing the immunotherapy at the same outpatient infusion place so I'm not a "New" patient anymore. 

 

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No magazines and I doubt i will be taking them up on the free samples although I did think about it.  lol. I get enough exercise every day with my dog so the pedometer will come in handy and the very expensive after shave wiil help maybe.

Had any fatique yet?

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No nothing much really yet. I was a bum yesterday. I just couch potatoed all day....but that's probably not the durva...that's more likely just me being¬†lazy!ūüėĀ¬† ¬†Today I've been out walking in the hood and went out for pizza with my son. Doing ok so far!¬†¬†

Hoping it stays that way!

Doc has me coming back just for a checkup & bloodwork Wednesday.

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I can't wait to join y'all in here once hubby starts on Durvalumab aka Pacman!¬† Once he gets to feeling better, he might join the forum anyway.¬† Right now, he is just resting and healing, bracing for the full chemo sessions.¬† Hope y'all have a blessed day. ‚̧ԳŹ¬†

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This stuff is nothing to play with... Have been on it quite a while now, had it today and am VERY tired,  exhausted,  one might say... It's great after Chemo ( with the Platinum Drugs) and Radiation , but the side effects will need to be monitored... I'm glad to have found this site,  because I have NSCLC,  Pancreas and Bladder Cancer,  and I was basically at my Wit's End... Truly...

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Welcome aboard yes you are correct the side effects that can occur must be closely monitored and my oncologist has assigned me a local doctor at the hospital for visit every two weeks prior to my infusion and blood work. I have to agree on the Fatique as soon as I feel it coming on I go and lay down no longer than hour and no less than twenty minutes and that works real well for me. I never try and fight it waste time other than that I feel good and the test will come with the CT scan on the 29th of this month. Que sera  sera.

 

Bob

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