Jan 23, 2009 - 4:35 pm
This is my first post. My mom had surgery for stomach cancer on 9/13/07. They removed 3/4 of her stomach, some lymph nodes, and part of her pancreas. She had chemo and radiation therapy which finished in May 2008. After the five and a half weeks of radiation were finished she has had non-stop problems with pain, nausea, and vomiting. So far she had a CT and PET scan and is cancer free.
Unfortunately, she doesn't feel any better. She feels sick everyday and takes Percocet for pain management. She can go days without vomiting but then she can vomit everyday for a week or two straight. She is down to 116 pounds and we are becoming quite disturbed. She does take Ultrase and Reglan on a regular basis but they really don't seem to do much.
Our doctors are quite vague about how to help her from here since their respective duties in her treatment are finished.
Any information or advice you may have on what foods to stay away from and what foods are good to eat would be much appreciated.
Has anyone else ever had this kind of reaction to the surgery and treatments and if so, does it ever subside? It's been over a year since the surgery and more than six months since her last chemo treatment. We need help!
Thanks so much,