Chemotherapy Plan B Update 4/28/2014

As you know the chemotherapy that my oncologist used, Xeloda, didn’t work and I have moved on to “plan b”. You probably also know that I have also been battling with some of the side effects as well. So, now that I’ve moved on I wanted to keep everyone informed and so here is my Chemotherapy Plan B Update.

I am now taking Xeloda AND Temodar together. They are both a form of chemotherapy and as you know from my previous post it has been very successful in clinical trials. In addition, it has been very well tolerated by most people. I can say that I have been very lucky and I have not experienced many side effects so far. Temodar is known to cause nausea but, it seems that I haven’t had these issues. I have been fatigued and had the shakes but, I’m not sure if that’s the drugs or the cancer. Oh, I forgot to include this, I also read that you can get the shakes because your electrolytes are low which is why I started eating lemon rice.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that this works,  🙂

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  1. You are surprising me every day,Ed. Your posative frame of mind is always evident. That’s good for your whole family! Me included! 🙂

  2. Glad to hear the treatment is going well. Sometimes when my electrolytes are low I use a product called Ultima Replenisher. It comes in a powder and you mix it with water. It’s got a bunch of minerals in it. It comes in a few flavors – I like the grape. Maybe you should try it. Stay well.


    • Hi Beth, how do you know when your electrolytes are down? Is there a blood test? I just started eating more citrus fruit to pump them up but, I’m not sure that this is the issue or if it’s some other problem. I hope you are feeling well. How is it going?

  3. I was wondering if the person in this story (dated April 22, 2014) from this blog (, will have something you can reference to help with the overall situation ?

      • The blog has a story about Catherine, whose cancer had spread to two places in her skull, both of her collarbones, shoulder blades, arms, legs and hips. Her doctor’s medical goal (written) then was to get her 6 months to spend Christmas with her children.

        8~9 months later, her PET scan came in with “no significant hypermetabolism”.

        Apparently, she had done a bunch of things, beside chemo. Just thought maybe her supplementary / diet protocol might be useful as a reference. (She provided her contact)

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