Originally Posted 3.17.2011 “Arm Pain”

Spoke to my oncologist’s nurse last night about my arm. After asking me several questions, it seems to be pain associated with the Gemzar. The Chemo can be harsh on your veins and the effect can happen immediately or over time. She told me to use warm compresses and that she would alert the chemo nurses that I am experiencing pain. She also mentioned that although we aren’t quite there, we may need to put in a port sometime soon:(

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by Camille & Larry Wise at Thursday, March 17, 2011, 10:11 AM


Okay maybe it has to happen but at least it wasn’t the dreaded clots that it could have been. Hang in there. There are lots of people praying for you Jen. Love You and here is to a Happy St. Patties Day. You are part Irish you know.

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by Jennifer Merendino at Thursday, March 17, 2011, 4:42 PM


Thanks Dad!!! I am very happy it wasn’t clots!!
love you!!

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by Sasha Rau at Thursday, March 17, 2011, 8:40 PM


I’m glad it wasn’t clots too! But I know you must be having a lot of feelings about this… I’m here for you as always…

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by Jessica Moser at Friday, March 18, 2011, 11:37 AM


Ugh, ports… I remember the conversations we’ve had about this, so I can imagine it has larger ramifications….whatever happens, your dad’s perspective is right on (as always) – hooray for no clots! If you end up getting a port, you still made it, what, 3 years without, which is pretty impressive!!

Love love love to you…

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by Kathleen Dangerfield at Friday, March 18, 2011, 2:47 PM


Hi Jen. Thinking about you and wishing you “careful and gentle” as Danielle’s Gracie used to ask for when she was littler and had to be changed or bathed or when she had a “boo-boo” that needed to be washed and bandaided. So, are the warm compresses helping…or put a warm towel or blanket over the compress and have your arm up on a pillow at the same time. Hopingly yours, Mrs. Kathie Dangerfield

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