Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I started getting the dreaded rash from the Tarceva on Tuesday, it was starting to look like it was on fire (mainly in my head and down  my temples plus my nose/chin area), so I called Dr Dy. He wants to stop the Tarceva until he sees me on Wednesday afternoon AND to start taking doxycyclene for the rash. I am disappointed that he pulled me off the Tarceva so fast when I had no other of the BAD symptoms. MY thought is he will reduce the dose to 100 mg instead of the 150 mg (which is the strongest strength). I took one dose of the Doxycyclene last night and all went ok but this am when I took it, it made my stomach ache terribly and I had nausea. So.....tomorrow morning, I will take it a little differently and hopefully not feel so bad.  All in all, I feel good. Still a little tired but I did walk about a mile and half yesterday with Amy (my daughter) and my friend Debbie Weiler.
I also fixed supper for all of the girls and Pat....which doesn't happen daily!


  1. My prayer is that the doctor will get the dosages to where they will be most effective for fighting 'the beast' within you. My prayer is for you to go to God's Word for strength for that is where we find strength, comfort, peace, hope, truth and mercy. That is where you find the awesome miracles that only He can perform!! Psalm 9:1-2 "I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High."

  2. Patty I just love your whole outlook on this. I have never told you this but I admire you in many ways. I pray for you daily. As for the nausea, can you take that med with food? Would that help ya?
    Christina (Coles County ERBA)