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Monday, September 13, 2010

Diary Update Monday, 13 September 2010

Tomorrow is the first day of my Avastin combined with IV chemotherapy treatment. This will be administered over three days. I have had two IV chemotherapy treatments before after months of oral chemotherapy and radiotherapy combined.

These last two treatments have not been easy but are tolerable with careful management, especially of what I eat and drink, and I usually start to feel more stable ofter about 10 days from the first intravenous injection of the course. But as the effects are cumulative, the second was more difficult than the first, and the effects make more impact as the week goes on - even after the injections have stopped. So... I am far from sure of the combined effects of the third course of chemotherapy and the newly administered Avastin.

One of the difficulties with treatment of this condition is that there are so many variables, and we never know what is going to make its impact felt at any given time.

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