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Five days after my last chemo session and I am feeling so much better than I was after the previous one. The 20% reduction in the dose of each of the four chemotherapy drugs seems to have worked in that I am not totally depleted in energy the way I have been in the first week after previous sessions, eating is not such a problem, and there has been less discomfort. It’s great to feel that life is worth living, especially in the first post-chemo week!

Going out to dinner with friends over the past week has also been really helpful. Not having to decide what to cook and choosing what I feel like eating at the last minute works well, and company when eating also makes a big difference.

So I think less chemo is better for me, as it seems to have given me the quality of life that I lost for the best part of a week following the first three chemo sessions.