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Taxotere Infusion Brings New Hope

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Today brought new hope. Since the pill chemo wasn’t working, the doc wanted to switch to the new chemo through infusion called Taxotere. I am a little scared because of the side effects. Some of the side effects include: nausea, hair loss, swelling of ankles, feet, loosening of nails and more! What the H–” is that supposed to mean, “loosening of the nails??}I am hoping that this chemo will be the magic bullet to cure everything.

It has been a long time since I have heard some good news. It feels like I keep getting bad news and it’s is getting more difficult to stay positive, although this new cancer option is bringing a new hope. I am trying so hard, and I am happy walking around here and seeing others that have beat the cancer through their journey. After talking with some of the others staying here I have learned that many are breast cancer patients. I didn’t realize how common it is! It is frusterating that breast cancer gets such hype and cancer $$. Everywhere I turn I see that pink ribbon logo. I am still confused about my schedule for the next few weeks and month. I am still here at CTCA and I have to be in my cousin’s wedding in California the weekend after next, and I am preying that I am feeling well and able to enjoy my time there this time.

Kim’s family stops by at least once a day to wish me well. Kim’s husband bought me this beautiful plant and flowers to help brighten the room. the next day, her aunt brought a care package full of candy. a CD, teddy bear, and other goodies. She even printed out pages from the website with the photos to hang on my door. They are so thoughtful! We have preyed together on several different occasions. I am not really a religious person and normally don’t prey; however it feels good to prey with them. I can see why people do it all of the time. It almost makes one feel like there is hope and someone watching over to take care of things.

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