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When I saw my onc last week he ran a tumor marker test to determine if the Xeloda was working or not. Typically I call the day after to get the test results. My son's 13th birthday was last week and I really did not want to deal with the whole cancer thing so I didn't call for the results.
Today, I went in for my Herceptin and Zometa treatments. My onc nurse informed me that my tumor marker had dropped from 118 to 78. Emotional me, I started crying like a baby.
3000mg of Xeloda for eight days kicked my butt and put me in the hospital, but at the same time it did what it was supposed to do.
I am anxious to see if my tumor markers continue to decrease now that I am only taking 1000 mg per day. I won't know until the first week of August as I'm not scheduled to have another tumor marker test done until I finish this two week cycle.
I am tolerating the lower dosage very well. Today is only day three of the cycle, but I have not experienced any nausea or any other side effects that I experienced at the higher dosage. I am praying that the lower dosage continues to drop my tumor markers. This drug could be the drug that allows me to see my children graduate high school.
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