Hi there from Mariscotia
I've just had my 1st infusion Oxaliplatin and started on tablets capecitabine. I've got 4 cycles so seems like a big mountain to climb. But it's good in a way to get started as I have had 6 nightmarish months waiting or either results and surgery.The surgery went very well and very quick recovery. I haven't got much offer as to input yet, just wanted to say 'hello'. ( I can't stop sneezing - I am not a hay fever sufferer, so maybe a side effect.
Well done on getting to this point and getting your first infusion over you! I found the fear of the unknown difficult before my first infusion! I am on the exact same regime as you - 4 cycles of CAPOX, I begin my 3rd cycle tomorrow.
Very luckily my surgery also went well with a good quick recovery
Re sneezing - I found my nose was definitely more runny than normal. Not sneezing but definitely runnier.
Keep warm & let us know how you’re getting on,
Welcome to the site, I’ve recently joined too.
Well done in getting your 1st infusion over with, the first one is a bit daunting isn’t it. Pleased your surgery & recovery went well – waiting for results/things to happen can be the hardest part.
I’m on a different combination of chemotherapy to you and I’m half way through my 2nd cycle Folfox (FOL – folinic acid, F – fluorouracil (5FU) & OX -Oxaliplatin) and have found I sneeze a lot the 2nd & 3rd day, so could be a side effect of Oxaliplatin. Also found my nose bleeds slightly from day 8 too, but up to now haven’t suffered too much with other side effects, fingers crossed you won’t either.
Best Wishes and keep warm.
Thank you and best wishes to you as well. At least it is a bit warmer today and I ventured out for a short walk, all wrapped up to protect against the pins and needles. I was too hot! Only got a bit of the cactus prickly effect on my face. I hope I don't have the sneezing tonight - I need some sleep! Day 2 of tablets tomorrow so slowly going forward.
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