Category Archives: Taxotere

The Patchwork Girl, Falling Apart

I’ve been figuring out the patches over the last couple of months, learning all the little tricks that go along with any new regime. Things like the .1 patches don’t adhere that well -they’re just too large – but if … Continue reading

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The Cost of Chemotherapy

“Privately we may wonder if the despair and depression following a cancer diagnosis will dissipate soon, and so we wait for it to go away instead of telling anyone about it. We may just accept it as part and parcel … Continue reading

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The Patch – Take Two

In the midst of my little meltdown, I called the doctor’s office – and I’m now on the Vivelle Dot, a non generic, change twice a week patch. In contrast to the generic, it’s tiny (about half the size of … Continue reading

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Falling Apart

I waited until the morning of the seventh day to peel the old patch and slap a new one on – and that was a Terrible Dreadful Mistake, indeed. I knew the supposedly seven day patch had been pretty much … Continue reading

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Emerging from the Underworld

Not sure of any other potential benefits, but these last months have given me a keener insight into severe biochemical depression – I started double dosing Estrace (it rubs the lotion on its skin *twice* a day rather than once) in … Continue reading

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