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Met with oncologist this morning. My husband starts treatment soon (any moment now). Having Cisplatin and docetaxel (taxotere) My husband is stage 2b - pneumonectomy of left lung Dec 10th  Anyone have these two? How do they know which to choose? Anyone have these? What should we expect? I know everyone is different however, feel those who have been thru will have great advice and pointers ;)  Thank you so much!

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A long story short, I only had 1 infusion before switching over to a targeted therapy (I have ROS1 mutation) and my combo was Cisplatin and something else (I just brain farted...), but here are a couple of pointers the chemo nurse told me:  drink lots of water especially after.  Make sure he lets the nurse know if anything doesn't feel right during the chemo (pain, burning sensation, vision change, etc - I had a blurry vision at the very beginning of the infusion).  

I hope he goes through chemo without much side effects. 🙏🤞

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Thank you so much for the replies so far. He tolerated everything today. Tomorrow he goes in for Neulasta. We are here until Monday to make sure all is good to leave to go back home for a few weeks. Glad he tolerated today’s dose. Praying the days to follow are ok and bearable. 

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Good Morning. We got back home yesterday. So far so good minus the nausea and fatigue. The Neulasta shot was given Saturday at 5 and he doesn’t feel any different - meaning no bone pain. Is this normal? I know everyone is different  and don’t wish it for him however, he’s anticipating it which obviously makes him a little anxious. I’m doing well, thank you for asking. :) Just making sure he eats as that seems to be very difficult for him. Also staying on top of medication for his nausea and taking claritan at night and doing the mouth rinse for preventative measures. They told us the chemo would most likely give him mouth sores. :( just feels like a waiting game and he may just have handled the first round ok. 🙏🏻 Thank you all so much for the love and support. So blessed to have found this forum!

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Hi Moonbeam,

I had chemo for a prior non-lung cancer and I had Neupogen, which is the same drug as Neulasta  except that Neulasta is long acting and Neupogen is given in a series of daily shots. I didn't have bone pain or any  other symptoms from the Neupogen, and my white blood cells stayed up. On a prior infusion without Neupogen they crashed and my neutrophil  count was zero.So the Neupogen worked, with no problems. I hope your husband has equally good results.

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