Originally Posted by cynthia3
thanks for responding. My first chemo was the same but because it is a rare form of cancer my next 6 will be with Avastin and then after that a year with Avastin and maybe another drug. Its a Clinical trial. I went today and they said the shortness of breath is common but they don't know what the cough is my white count was down a little and I have to go back thursday. They think the cough could be either allergies or an irritation of some kind. This will be a year and a half long. Thanks for your information and good wishes.
I have never heard of Avastin before, but if your Dr. is prescribing it that
must be the best thing for you. I also had a year and a half of chemo, and
it was a long haul. Each chemo treatment was 6 hours long. Looking back
I wonder how I got through it, but I did and you will too. Actually it wasn't
all that bad other than feeling very tired and achy for the first week or so.
I met some very nice people at the treatment center. The nurses were
wonderful and I enjoyed talking with the other patients, they became my
support group. You can be surprised what you can get through when you
have to, and this is what you need to do right now.
Keep in touch if you can and let us know how you are doing.
My thoughts are with you.