Starting Xeloda and would appreciate any insight and shared experiences / success stories please :-)
This is my first post to the on-line Network although I frequently read the wonderful and raw posts you all share that unite us and provide strength and inspiration! I was diagnosed 3 years ago with liver mets and had my ovaries removed and started femara.....which has been successful up until now. Liver mets now count 20 with 19 only 1cm and unsure whether they are all active but one at 5.5cm which is active hence my oncologist has opted to start me on Xeloda and that treatment began today. I am taking 5 x 500mg daily .....two weeks on and one week off. I visit him in 3 weeks for review of how I am responding. He is confident I will do well. I feel blessed and like I am living the dream given that I am 3.3 years down the track albeit I am using lots of energy at the moment to stay optimistic and positive given I was hoping for a liver dissection last week which the surgeon declined to do upon discovery of multiple lesions including new ones post my original diagnosis. I have a 22yo son (only child) who lives with me (still at Uni) and I am a single mum. He is my everything. I am not afraid for me....but I am scared for him. I know this emotion will settle but would appreciate any feedback members may have as keen to give the Xeloda a very good run and hoping symptoms are manageable so as I can show him daily strength and continued capacity to be as well as possible. Keen for anything anyone may be prepared to share re their own experience in terms of symptoms, management and success. Thank you my cancer sisters. Tracey (aka Traleee) xx
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