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    scarman2009
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    Lalupes wrote:
    Hello Scarman – & a big welcome from me, too. I’m glad things are going well & am pleased the Gemzar’s tolerable (my sister’s due to start on it next week, too, so thanks for the tips to combat any queasiness.)

    All the best for your continued good progress.

    Julia

    Just to add a little bit. They give me Zofran right before the Gemzar. That helps with the nausea the day of chemo. I also have Zofran in pill form to take when I need it, but I do find that good old ginger ale does it for me. There is still the feeling like… um… well.. if you ever drank too much of a certain alcohol… like rum… and ever since you get a funny feeling in your throat when you smell rum… that’s what the gemzar is like for me for about two days.

    I’m sure your sister will do terrific with the Gemzar,

    ~Stan

    #32150
    lalupes
    Participant

    Hello Scarman – & a big welcome from me, too. I’m glad things are going well & am pleased the Gemzar’s tolerable (my sister’s due to start on it next week, too, so thanks for the tips to combat any queasiness.)

    All the best for your continued good progress.

    Julia

    #32149
    scarman2009
    Member

    Gemzar isn’t too horrible. It isn’t a cake-walk and does have some side effects, but I’m finding it pretty tolerable. For me there is some fatigue, and some VERY mild hair loss. I’m queasy for a day or two. Ginger Ale and ginger snaps seem to work for that.

    #32148
    lainy
    Participant

    I will also add my welcome and so glad you found us. Sounds like you are moving along in a positive direction and for that we are very happy. Keep up the positive work and please keep us posted.

    #32147
    marions
    Moderator

    Hello and welcome to our group. Congratulations on CC being discovered by accident and for having had a successful surgery. How are you tolerating the Gemzar? It is always great to hear from members who simply feel “swell” and I am wishing for things to continue on this upward path.
    Marion

    #2781
    scarman2009
    Member

    I’ve been walking this little “journey” now since March. My condition was discovered by accident while looking into another issue I was experiencing. It seems my ultrasound operator found a walnut sized tumor on my liver.

    Since then, I’ve had surgery to remove 40% of my liver, my gall bladder, the bile duct and on lymph node.

    I’m about 1/2 way through my chemo treament (Gemzar) and so far things are looking pretty swell.

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