Just a very quick post to do some explaining. I am hearing this question many times, which means it is probably on a lot of peoples minds.
Up to this point, I have been receiving Taxol (chemo) and Herceptin.
The Taxol is the chemo drug.
The Herceptin kind of blocks the cancer cells from reproducing.
I had a reaction to the Taxol, not the Herceptin.
Last week I received Herceptin.
I just barely started to get the Taxol, when the reaction occured and it was stopped and Benedryl was given along with oxygen.
Now, we are switching to a new form of Taxol. The Taxol part is still the same, it is the base it is delivered in that is different and non-allergenic.
This means I will no longer receive the premeds (yeah!) because those were to help if there was a reaction. This new form of Taxol won't do that, so no premeds are needed.
I will still be receiving Herceptin as usual.
Hopefully this means my weeks will be easier, because my body is working around a drug that it was having a reaction too. We shall see.
Gotta go get chemo now. But thought I would explain. :)
Healing, cleansing and loving vibes!