My worst days were always days 3-5. Yes, for those who freak out at that number, my treatment is to a degree experimental, and is being supervised by the director of an NIH partner cancer center. But she got up (still a little wobbly)and is making her way through the rest of this round. My onocologist prefers it to Taxol. You are doing what God desires for you to do....just being there by her side in her support and being led by God as to what she needs and performing those things. I'd also consider doing Wednesday infusions to put your worst days on the weekends (unless you work weekends). Even if a patient feels that his chemotherapy is causing more grief than relief, it can be discontinued; there […] The pain was scored accordingly to a 1 to 10 scale of intensity. So my sense of TASTE is returning... must be almost time for another dose... LOL. By Monday I was OK to go back to work, just a little tired. Is day 4 the worst day? Warning. Hypersensitivity Yes....she is having a much more aggressive treatment plan than I did so I hope some other ladies here that have had that coctail and frequency will be able to give you more advice. After first AC on Wed. and doing "okay" Thurs. Please tell Donna to hang in there, and I wish the two of you .. all the best. It was doable. I do know that everyone is different, but I just wanted some sort of idea what everyone elses bad days were. so that I could totally veg out on Saturday and Sunday. I would definitely talk to Donna's doctor about the sleep issue. Taxotere is used to treat breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer as well as metastatic prostate cancer. One well-known, common side effect of Your doctor will prescribe the exact regimen. Neulasta shot .. threw me for a loop ... my acky body. Good luck to her. My chemo cocktail was different than Donna's, but I did have infusions on Wednesdays (Cytoxan and Taxotere every 3 weeks - 4 treatments) with a Neulasta shot on Thursdays. Scalp cooling may stop you losing some or all of the hair on your head. I went to Moes, and got a Chicken Bowl (double beans, no rice, 1st meat in about, /www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3987553&g=4010036#m4010036. TC is used to treat breast cancer.It may sometimes be used to treat other cancers. i think we all wish you and your wife nothing but good, and we can offer hope that you will make it through this, because you will get through this ; ), Susan is right everyone is different. One of the chemo nurses (the nice one) did call her yesterday and say if she wasn't feeling better today to come in and they could give her some fluids, but I think she is gonna make it through without it. On the eve of Oct 21 his temperature got to 101.3F in the evening so we went to the ER and they kept him in the hospital until they got his fever down and his white blood cells up. I have been a bit achey on Sunday with that nueropathy stuff in my legs and feet but other that that I am doing GREAT!!!!!!!! I had my first chemo treatment this past Wednesday also and I have been doing fine all along except for Friday. Between the first and second treatment I bounced back pretty well, but between the 3rd and 4th it took longer. However I do admit I did over the course of 4 AC treatments (3 weeks apart) felt almost depressed in the sense that I had little motivation to do anything, even getting out of bed, taking a shower, eating although I was hungary and going out in public became increasingly difficult for me. My reaction to Taxol was different. (the 2%) And did you crash change your diet? Copyright 2000-2019 © Cancer Survivors Network, Ask for some ativan so she can sleep also, Hubby and Donna .. Hopefully, you might escape the crash but incase you don't, do make sure to take ISU-Cyclone's advice and if interested, see my diary of my chemo treatment here: Your body will tolerate that first dose without too much trouble..But as time goes on and the treatments start to add up, the effect will become more pronounced..I take a couple of Dexamethasone the day before, the day of and the day after the infusion to suppress any allergic reaction. I did not get any worse for the remaining treatments. I was on Taxotere and Cytoxan...day 3 and 4 were the worst for me. Cycles are most often 2 or 3 weeks long. Taxol, so far has been significantly easier for me although it still has its side effects, some not too great but I feel more motivated and happier. The content on this site is for informational purposes only. Most don't understand the battle is not only physical, but mental, emotional, and spiritual. Her body is going through so much right now. The half-life of Taxotere is considered to be about 4 days (86 hours) before it drops to below 50% of the starting dose. I have come to the conclusion, based on no medical foundation, that the crash is longer now (I am on session #17). Taxotere is classified as a cytotoxic drug, which is a drug that stops rapidly dividing cells. It is administered intravenously through an IV. I have finished 4 cycles so far with 4 more to go. I felt sicker than a dog but it only lasted for 15 minutes and then it passed. for me it was the week after the infusion.....I just fall apart....tired, ache, intestinal issues...etc. They can be debilitating. Also, please look upward to God because you need Him to replenish you and guide you....otherwise this will drain you. WBC is a little low, so I will get NEULASTA... other test results aren't in yet. 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