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  • What can and can't I do after adjuvant chemo?

    I'm having 1 hour of carboplatin as an adjuvant chemotherapy, on the 24th August.

    What can and can't I do after this? We have a camping trip booked 2 days after my chemo, and the nurse said this shouldn't be a problem to still go?

    In terms of my job, I do sports massage therapy so quite a physical job.

    How will I feel after chemo? Will I need much time off work?

    Many thanks

    Mark

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    Usually, there is no major problem with 1 dose of carboplatin if your kidneys are good (which I suppose). You can get a little nauseous after your dose, but it's manageable and it won't last.

    If you feel ok for camping, then go !

    I would take off the day of the chemo. But you will be able to return to work pretty soon after your dose. Listen to your body !

    Good luck,

    Jean-Philippe
    December 15, 2015 : Right I/O. Markers normal.
    December 24, 2015 : Merry Christmas ! 100 % pure EC, no LVI.
    January 7, 2016 : CT scan : 2 RPLN of 8 and 9 mm
    February 2016 : Markers normal.
    March 2016 : Markers normal.
    April 2016 : Abnormal B-HCG (43). 14 mm (from 8) and 10 mm (from 9) lymph nodes.
    April 25, 2016 : Happy birthday ! Relapsed confirmed.
    May 2, 2016 : BEP x 3 begins.
    July 3, 2016 : BEP x 3 ends.
    July 2016 : Serum tumor markers normal. 10 mm (from 14) and 6 mm (from 10) lymph nodes. Back on surveillance !
    December 23, 2016 : Merry Christmas ! Serum tumor markers normal. 6.8 mm (from 10) and no more visible (from 6) lymph nodes. Surveillance continues.
    June 2017 : Serum tumor markers normal. 4 mm (from 7 mm) lymph node. Surveillance continues.

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