Jan 26, 2010 - 1:04 pm
It's been a while since I last posted. My husband has completed 9 rounds of chemo, the last 3 being 5-FU and Irinotecan. He's been feeling pretty good. Lost a lot of weight in Nov. and Dec. but now starting to gain again, YAY!!!! His energy is coming back and he's not as depressed as he was. His tumor markers went from 15.7 back in Oct. to an unbelievably high number of 2700. Doctors still stumped on that because he cannot see any major tumor growth. His last marker showed a drop of 800 points which tells us the new treatment is doing its job. His neuropathy continues to get worse in his hands and feet. He's always dropping and spilling things which bothers him. His tube feedings are going well, he's even been able to tolerate yogurt, ice cream and of all things Captain Crunch. He doesn't have a problem with swallowing, it's the terrible taste he has in his mouth. I thank God everyday for giving him and everyone on this site the courage to fight this disease. Stay strong everyone!!!