Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true STRENGTH!" ~anonymous
February 7, 2005
During my debulking surgery-90 minute chemo abdomen wash
~ Dr. Paul Sugarbaker in Washington, D.C.
February 12, 2005
Carboplatinum and Gemzar
(once a week for three weeks with one week off)
After my lymph nodes beginning to grow and a CT scan revealed "shading" in my abdomen a new chemotherapy regime began.
This is an alternating 21 day cycle that begins with #1 cycle. After 21 days from #1 cycle, #2 cycle is given. This repeated process is expected to last approximately 12 months.
#1 Ifosfamide and Etoposide (given over 4 days)
#2 Vincristine, Doxorubicin, and Mesna (given in 1 day)
After 3 cycles of my new chemo regimen, my largest lymph node (+3.5cm) has shrunk to half its size (1.5 cm)
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