Jun 15, 2011 - 6:26 pm
My mom (46 yrs old) was diagnosed with stage 4 Gastricadenocarcinoma this past April. Right after Easter she had a total gastrectomy and a splenectomy. Thankfully we were told that there was no cancer found in any of the lymphnodes tested. She began her first round of chemo this week. She already has lost a lot of weight before and after the surgery, we just recently have been able to keep her at a stable number. Does anyone have any tips for keeping weight on? She does have a feeding tube that she uses when shes laying down but has been eating food for the past month or so. She's on her third day of chemo and I can tell she's already starting to feel pretty sick from it, just wanted to know if anyone had any tips. She can't stay on the feeding tube for too long as she starts to feel the effects of "dumping syndrome".