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Tom. Fatigue is sadly an all too common side effect from chemo. With Carboplatin and Taxol my mom was totally wiped out but her blood counts were usually pretty good so she was never very anemic that only happened with the Taxotere/ Gemzar for her.She would just start to get energy back and it would be time for more chemo:rolleyes: . Despite it all she tried to live as normal a life as possible. Her second line agent was Iressa changed a month later to Tarceva which had just been released and suddenly she was the energizer bunny, no stopping her.The Alimta that followed that only caused a day or two of fatigue so she had about 14 months during 2nd line and 3rd line treatments where she felt great with lots of energy. People could not believe she had stage IV NSCLC: However, next came Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen during this last one her blood counts were down more then they were up.

Her very first chemo was in July 2004 so her poor body has been through it all and now she has decided enough as the chemo would kill her before the cancer does. Oh by the way she is 82 now.

You sound like you have the fighting atitude which is what she had and that can take you far.My prayers go out to you and please ther are no dumb questions here. Ask anything you want. JanMarie
Tom. Fatigue is sadly an all too common side effect from chemo. With Carboplatin and Taxol my mom was totally wiped out but her blood counts were usually pretty good so she was never very anemic that only happened with the Taxotere/ Gemzar for her.She would just start to get energy back and it would be time for more chemo:rolleyes: . Despite it all she tried to live as normal a life as possible. Her second line agent was Iressa changed a month later to Tarceva which had just been released and suddenly she was the energizer bunny, no stopping her.The Alimta that followed that only caused a day or two of fatigue so she had about 14 months during 2nd line and 3rd line treatments where she felt great with lots of energy. People could not believe she had stage IV NSCLC: However, next came Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen during this last one her blood counts were down more then they were up.

Her very first chemo was in July 2004 so her poor body has been through it all and now she has decided enough as the chemo would kill her before the cancer does. Oh by the way she is 82 now.

You sound like you have the fighting atitude which is what she had and that can take you far.My prayers go out to you and please there are no dumb questions here. Ask anything you want. JanMarie





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