Tony had his first Abraxane treatment Monday and so far so good - no side effects yet! Of course he has another treatment Monday (3 weeks on and 1 week off) so I'm not celebrating too soon. I'm not used to seeing him feeling this good after a treatment. He worked a 50 hour week, worked concession stand at basketball games last night, and removed and installed a new hot water heater in our house today. I have no idea if this Abraxane will do him any good but I'm very glad it isn't making him sick. He hasn't taken Zofran once this week and he's eating well. If we had to rank his chemo drugs from easiest to hardest, it would go like this: Abraxane, (thus far) Tarceva, Alimta, Carbo/Alimta and finally, Taxotere. If we added in MOPP and AVDB (chemo from 20 years ago) they would be just a little easier than Taxotere but worse than Carbo/Alimta. I'm amazed that his poor body (kidneys and liver) has held up with all these toxic drugs but his blood work shows no issues yet. Curious to see if Abraxane does anything for him.
Sat, 01/19/2013 - 21:14#1
Abraxane Update - 1252792