Dec 02, 2009 - 10:26 am
It's been a while since I've posted. My husband was taken off chemo (EOX) Oct 5 after enduring 6 rounds. He did very well on chemo but once off he began to feel very sick. He has lost 25 lbs this month. He has no problem swallowing in fact his endoscopy picture showed no visible sign of cancer. Biopsy showed cancer still in the outer layer of esophagus. He just can't stomach any food, tastes terrible, makes him gag when he trys to eat anything. He's on Nexium, Mirtazapine, Effexor and Megastrol. We had a dr. appt. yesturday and found out his CEA tumor marker had sky rocketed to 1000 after steadily dropping throughout chemo. At one point he was down to a mark of 15. I try not to worry but the doctors said if the cancer is progressing that fast that may be the reason for his not eating. He has come so far and was responding so well to the chemo, it's so hard to watch him feel so miserable, to not see his beautiful smile. I miss my husband and our kids miss their dad. I can't bare the thought of this house without him. The saddness in our children. They are so young to have to go through this. We have been so lucky to have such a wonderful marriage and such great kids.