I'm new here and feel the need of hearing from other spouses of lung cancer victims. My husband was diagnosed in December with lung cancer which had spread to his brain. He underwent 6 radiation treatments with no side effects. Then he started chemo, an every three week dosage of taxol and carboplatin. Now, facing the 4th treatment this week, he is struggling to keep up his appetite and fight the loss of energy. WHile he is still going to the office daily, he is SO tired and spends weekends in his recliner. This upsets me to see him and feel totally helpless. WHile he is insistent I maintain my life and activites, I feel so guilty if I get out and have a good time.
How do you all deal with the side effects of chemo? When does it get better? I need to hear good survivor stories and helpful ideas for maintaining "me" to help him.