Mar 03, 2012 - 8:47 am
I have finished the first week of treatment and so far feeling fairly well. Was told by oncologist to expect mouth sores this next week and that my counts were likely to drop. The radiation folks say will start to feel the brunt of the radition end of next week or week after.
I have had no issues with appetite yet, been eating well. Ate lots of popsicles this week and ice cold drinks, hoping to decrease mouth sores. I am using the aquaphor cream liberally. Taking 1-2 stool softeners daily but have immodium ready in case the diarrhea hits. I have learned so much from everyone sharing their experiences and tips. Thank you.
I feel a bit tired but nothing major yet, I think all the appointments and such and the anxiety take their toll.
1 of 2 doses each of mitomycin/5FU and 5 rad treatments down. I am to have a total of 28 rad treatments. I am already marking days on the calendar.It does feel good to finally be doing something to fight this thing.
Thanks to all,