Feb 28, 2003 - 1:38 pm
Hello everyone.... first time on. Its nice to read the posts of others who understand or have gone through similar problems.
Here is my concern (for now... this minute)
I just finished my 3rd session of chemo yesterday. In a couple or few weeks I look forward to getting a pump and starting radiation. So far so good. I expected the worse in terms of diarrea (none) fatigue and nausea. It hasnt been as horrible as I thought. It still sucks but its tolerable so far.
My only fear is how I might take radiation and the continous 5FU. What should I be expecting really? I need a layperson's response rather than a doctor's. Is the pump cumbersome? Will it be painful? Messy? Are the possible adhesion a big factor? (It would really be bad if I had another obstruction this time caused by adhesion. Dont really need a 4th surgery.)
Just wondering. It prevents me from starting work because I just dont know how I will be. I mean I am not 100% but my mind is positive. I would start work tommorrow if the rest of my treatment is as it has been so far. Bearable. Starting work, being social would help me feel normal. I would hate to start work then have to leave again because of whatever side effect.
thanks for listening.