Dec 16, 2009 - 7:44 am
My father started his chemotherapy (Cisplatin) in the hospital yesterday. He has the port in and is happy about that. He went home last night with the fanny pack of 5-FU. Anyhow, prior to yesterday he seem to be getting more and more depressed as the days went on. I would call my father a "workaholic", so I think the whole idea of being sick, not being able to work and provide for his family has been the toughest part for him. He has a 6 year old son at home. He met with a psychiatrist at Mass. General yesterday and he said he has felt strong ever since, he told me that he is beginning his battle and that he feels good about it! I am so proud of him. I asked him about his side effects and he hasn't felt any yet, I know that he will eventually and so does he. He said that he is going to take the nausea medications if needed and just do whatever the doctors say. I know that there will be many ups and downs but I'm happy today.