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My life with metastatic breast cancer

Chemo teaching and test results June 27, 2013

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Today I had a chemotherapy teaching session.  This is my third chemo so I knew a lot of it already.  The nurse practitioner basically just reviewed the major side effects for the drug and told me how each would be handled.  Also if I have a fever of 100.5, I have to call immediately and come in for blood tests to check my immune system functioning.  I am getting an anti-nausea pill that dissolves under the tongue and works much faster (would have come in handy during my Florida episode).  I also scheduled appointments for chemo, blood work, and Xgeva for July – early September.


My echocardiogram results were in and were normal except for “grade 1” diastolic dysfunction.  This means that I have a very mild problem with the blood not emptying out of my heart fast enough.  I’ll have to talk to the pulmonologist about it and may need to get referred to a cardiologist.  It’s not a serious problem, but the nurse practitioner thought it might explain my breathing issues.  Treatment, if any, would be blood pressure medication.


My blood test results were also in.  Tumor markers were 145, 10 points higher than last month.  I actually expected a bigger increase, so it’s not too bad.


2 Responses to “Chemo teaching and test results”

  1. Kathy Clarke Says:

    Thanks for the update. We are continuing to pray for you – keep the faith!

  2. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Keeping you in our thoughts always!

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