May 01, 2002 - 3:34 pm
Mom has small cell lung cancer that has spread to the brain and the liver. Other than that, she is a really healthy woman. She is receiving rather aggressive chemo for three days every three weeks. The first round of this she tolerated well. She has completed the second round and it really knocked her down...the fatigue is overwhelming to her, she is freezing cold all the time and nothing tastes right or good. Until now, she hasn't lost weight but that is now beginning because nothing she likes looks, smells or tastes good. The other complication to this is the depression that seems to grow in line with the fatigue and the bad tastes.