Sunday, 31 March 2013

No Oxaliplatin - difference in side effects

No increase in pins and needles or numbness, not even temporarily.
Reduced gastric issues - I can eat normally from Day 1 when usually I need to move to "little and often" to prevent chronic indigestion.
Still tired, and the steroids screw up my sleep patterns, but not as tired as with the Oxi and Neulasta.. Hands and feet are still toxic but less so than normal.
I still feel connected to the outside world, whereas the Oxi tends to knock me out for a few days.

It's interesting to feel the difference, and the pump seems to empty much quicker - Oxi has clearly been the much harder drug on the system.

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