Nov 02, 2009 - 6:26 am
How soon after 1st chemo before getting sick?
Mom is 72 with T2 N2 breast cancer. PET Scan was done on Friday so we will not know if it has spread until this week. She had a Modified Radical Mastectomy in September. A port is being put in tomorrow with 1st chemo on Friday. Her chemo meds are Cytoxan and Taxotere. She is going to have 6 treatments with Radiation to follow. The oncologist does not want to use other meds cause as he put it “she is frail”
There have been numerous compilations from the surgery and because she was living on her own and 70 miles away was not taking care of herself (eating and taking meds). I moved her two weeks ago to a rehab facility 5 minutes from my house. Mom has had pain in the upper portion of her arm (same side as MRM)since the surgery, so she is having PT, and now is eating and taking meds. But is still so very tired.