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Ain't No Cure for the Decadron Blues by ffong Posted Wed 18 May 2011 12:00am The Cheesecake Factory can't help either It's tough to watch Jay during this time of the month. He describes his stomach pain as if he was wearing a belt 3 sizes too small all week. His head hurts and he is dizzy at times. On top of that he is always hungry and cranky. All this is due to decadron . Jay has been out of ... Read on »
The Side Effects Of Chemo by Susan Posted Thu 29 Sep 2011 8:32am It occurred to me that while I briefly went over the side effects I’d be experiencing when I first started chemo, I never really went in depth with what it feels like. So today I thought I’d list out all the fun things that come with chemo to create a better understanding of it. Keep in mind, this is just for my Hodgkin’s ABVD treatments. Some ... Read on »
Decadron withdrawal begins by akontarinis Posted Wed 26 May 2010 12:00am The one thing I always promised myself with this blog was that I would be as honest as possible and try to hide very little about my entire experience. Why bother? This is is a chronicle of my life at the moment and the more honest I am the better the material will be. The clearer my memories will be as well. These little green ... Read on »
Hardly Any Side Effects in the First Week by Karen Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm When I visited Duke yesterday for my second dose of chemo, I was happy to report to Dr. Reidel that my first week was pretty much a breeze. Sure, the 10mg intravenous Decadron made me chatty last Friday, but that was unpleasant only for the people around me ;^) because I had a nice time with it. On Monday my ribs ached intensely until I t ... Read on »
Baseball and Steroids by ffong Posted Mon 19 Oct 2009 10:04pm Steroids have a bad connotation in baseball, however it was a good thing for Jaylon to be playing baseball this weekend while on decadron. One of the side effects he experiences while on decadron are mood swings. Baseball keeps his mind focused on the game and leaves some of the side effects at bay. Below is a description of how decadron works fr ... Read on »
Baseball and Steroids by ffong Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Steroids have a bad connotation in baseball, however it was a good thing for Jaylon to be playing baseball this weekend while on decadron. One of the side effects he experiences while on decadron are mood swings. Baseball keeps his mind focused on the game and leaves some of the side effects at bay. Below is a description of how decadron works ... Read on »
Starting to say goodbye to an old frienemy by akontarinis Posted Sat 30 Jan 2010 12:00am Decadron The long, slow process of getting off this insane steroid has begun. I went to a half dosage this week and I begin taking only 1mg a day staring in a couple of days. I don’t like to complain about a drug that’s staving off brain swelling and keeping me seizure-free, but the side effects really feel like they outweigh t ... Read on »
The many faces of treatment and Decadron by akontarinis Posted Mon 12 Jul 2010 12:00am When I first started this journey, I was an avid bicyclist who rode 22 miles a day just to commute to work. I lived in town so I could walk pretty much anywhere I needed to go. I was in shape, looked and felt good, and then the diagnosis came. And I swear, within a few weeks after the treatments began my body started to really fall apart ... Read on »
2010 Quick Updates by Karen Posted Fri 31 Dec 2010 11:02am Thursday 12-30-2010 I am going to go back on "cancer vacation" again till my next scan which is set for the beginning of February.  Happy New Year!  See ya in February! Christmas Eve 2010 Again last night I had to take Advil to get to sleep because my legs ached. Slept great though. Woke up pretty excited that it's Christmas-Eve-Day.   ... Read on »
chemo 2.3.2: paying attention by Donna Peach Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 8:14pm Good blood counts, again, so  I reported for chemo duty today. It was an official holiday for UCI staff, so most offices were closed. It was evident in driving up to Chao as the usual backup of cars at the valet was absent. The infusion center was open, though, and very busy as always. Chemo nurse Kathy took care of me today. She’s ... Read on »