Jun 24, 2011 - 4:37 pm
Glad to read your posts and to know you are here.
This is Friday of week 1 of my husband's treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of base of tongue/tonsil. (Radiation daily and chemo on Mondays: carboplatin and Taxol). He's been terribly nauseated the last few days. We are on our 3rd drug for that...
The radiation really knocks him down every time...unfortunately, a few weeks ago the radiation oncologist told us, "he will be able to do whatever he normally does." Since that includes riding a BIG motorcycle and running his own contracting business, that is not actually turning out to be accurate. I know everyone is different, but the reality is turning out to be such a shock when compared with what the docs told us in advance.
We did attend one meeting of a SPOHNC support group several weeks ago, but it was a disaster for him because everyone told horror stories. It was like being in a group of ladies who've all had several children and there's one girl there who's pregnant for the first time and due next week...everyone's story is worse than the one before. He was really traumatized and refuses to go back.
So. I'm looking forward to the weekend with no treatments and hope he can feel okay and get a good amount of nutrition in. Thanks for reading.