October 14, 2013

End of round ten

I've had ten cycles of Xeloda and am apparently still doing well, although my hands and feet are very bad right now. My hands have that burning sensation and it's hard to use them for anything in small motions, like chopping food with a knife. The webbing between the thumb and forefinger is particularly painful.

My feet are, by turns, either or both numb from neuropathy and painful from hand-foot syndrome. It's hard to walk when I first get out of bed, then it eases up, but after only a couple of hours I can't stand any longer.

I don't mean to only complain in this post, but these side effects are the realities of living with metastatic breast cancer.


  1. I am glad you've made it to the tenth round. And I recognise the side effects of Xeloda. I was very hesitant to lower the dose, but was afraid my hands and feet would burst. Keep up the good spirit!

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