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    Posted: Jun 06 2018 at 2:06pm
Just diagnosed stage 3 last month. Finished first round of AC last week. Will have 3 more AC and then 12 Taxol. A year ago (obviously before diagnosis) , we had planned a Disney trip for the week after I happen to have my last Taxol in October. What are the chances that I will feel up to going on this vacation?

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For me, the Taxol was a lot less taxing than the A/C.  I think that you will be able to go.  I took a week off of chemo for a cruise that we planned long before cancer.  I had to rest a little extra but felt good enough to participate in nearly every activity.  That was after my 6th Taxol.  
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Your doctor will ok you sooner for car travel than plane travel, just FYI.
I did this same treatment the first time. I was hell bent on a trip to the beach between chemo and radiation. My doctors wanted me to start radiation 4-5 weeks after chemo ended. She said it would be silly to plan anything sooner than 3 weeks post chemo, car travel ONLY, she didn't really want me to fly at all during that time. It was all about my numbers, white count mostly, but red as well. I booked a beach house a 5 hour drive away, 4 weeks after the end of chemo for a week - with radiation starting the day after my return. My white count hit the OK for travel mark 3 weeks after my last chemo.
back in 2009 most of us did dose dense Taxol 4 treatments every 2 weeks. I did the once per week for 12 weeks when I had a recurrence. I saw no benefit from the second way, but everyone is different. Perhaps you could try the old way first? If you tolerate it well then your trip timing should be more attainable. Especially since Disney is all about the germy, unwashed crowds from around the world! It's worth a shot. That beach trip with my whole family was the BEST trip ever!
PS: treatment complications and delays are not uncommon, that's just a fact. If you can NOT plan a nonrefundable trip this close you'd be better off. I got lucky and found an individual with a beach rental whose mother had died from breast cancer - he refused to take a deposit from me and said no worries if I could not go. Gift from heaven! I would not have laid out $1000s of non refundable dollars for my trip during that time - I knew it would just add too much to my stress levels, and it made me superstitious to even think about doing it. But that's just me
IDC, 2.2 cm, Stage IIb,lumpectomy 1/30/09 ACx4,Tx4 36 rads
6/1/17 Local recurrence same breast, same spot 1.8cm Carb.4x every 3 wks, Taxol 12x once wk. Dbl Mast. PCR!! Reconstruction fail, NED!
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I went to Universal Studios in August between rounds of AC. It was planned and I wasn’t missing out. My doctor said it was fine, but to avoid water parks. We did drive. I had to rest a lot and the sun could be bothersome. I did most rides - had to get out of one line because of nausea. Overall, we had a really wonderful time. It’s so hard to predict how you’ll feel. At the end some people are just exhausted and drained and really need time to recover. Others are thrilled to be done and want to move on as quickly as possible. How long do you have to make a decision?
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Kelly makes an important point. By plane you'll be exposed to all kinds of bugs and your immune system/white blood count will be in repair mode. Also, who wants to have one more exposure to radiation going through security after spending months having scans?
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3 Lymph nodes involved, Taxol/Sunitab+AC, 5/09 dbl masectomy, path 2mm tumor removed, lymphs all clear, RAD 32 finished 9/11/09. 9/28 CT clear 10/18/10 CT clear
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