Apr 10, 2003 - 11:41 pm
I was diagnosed in April 2002, had a colon resection, chemotherapy including CPT11 and more recently including oxalyplatin. At first it seemed to work, but CT scans said otherwise. The oxalyplatin was too much for me and I am now on Xeloda which is an oral 5fu. It appears to be doing no good and my tumors are increasing in size. I have no appetite, have lost 50 pounds and continue to lose. I am extremely tired all the time, have abdominal pain and am very miserable. I would like to enjoy what time I have left, but am having increasing trouble in doing that. The doctor has no real answers. I wonder if there are any answers. Has anyone else experienced this and do you have suggestions?