LeeAnn, so far so good sounds good to me, so far! Hope you got some sleep and that they get the pain under control. A good night of sleep helps so much. Thanks for the update and keep them coming as you know we all truly care!
I got my first chemo Gem/Cis today and so far I’m feeling good. A little achy body but nothing else. They gave me Hydromorphone for pain on my side and Compazine, Dexamethasone for nausea.
Thank you again for well wishes.
The Gem/Cis combo is indeed seen as the worldwide standard first time chemo treatment for CC and this came about after studies and trials into that combination for CC. However, it must be stressed that this combo is not the only type or combination of chemo treatments that are available here as you have seen from the many members posts on CC.
I so hope that all goes well for you next week with your chemo and I will keep my fingers crossed for the best possible outcome. And please, let us know how it all goes for you. We are here for you.
I was also told that Gem/Cis is usually the first line of attack. My mom was scheduled for that regimen, but because her billirubin levels rose, they were concerned that gem/cis would be too hard on her liver, which is already compromised due to the duct blockage. She started on Oxiliplatin and F5U on Monday.
Good luck. I hope it goes well for you.
I’m starting chemo for the first time next week with gem/cis.
I’ve noticed that many of you were treated with different chemo combo and wondering how do doctors decided what chemo to start with? I thought that gem/cis was the first choice for cc.