Aug 12, 2012 - 5:33 am
Well, my Dad just finished his 13th RAD (out of 35) and 3rd chemo on Friday (once a week he gets Cisplatin).
The side effects are already taking place. This past week he started to feel a sore throat which is just getting worse. It really hurts badly, so his meals are now more mixed. He will probably have to start with Prosure...
He swallows really hard, so I gave him advice to eat every 3 hours or so and let his throat rest in the middle. He firstly uses prescribed lidocain based gel which he applies inside his mouth then waits for a while and then he eats. Then the swallowing is a bit easier.
He is also quiet nervous now that this pain occured. I told him that this is going to last now for quiet some time.. for weeks. He has only 2,5 weeks behind him now... So it is probably 7 more weeks (including those 2 post treatment which will be the hardest) of sore throat. It will probably get even worse?
How is he suppose to deal with this pain? He got some pain killers but it still hurts.
So... I am really wondering how are the following weeks really going to look like? Is he going to have this painful and sore throat all the time or even worse?
I already read many posts here regarding pain, meds, eating ability.... But still - now that we're in it every advice is welcome :).
He does not have PEG tube yet.
And.. good advice from some of you: milk really goes down the throat easier than watter.
Thank you all again! I don't know what I would do without this forum. I found so many great support here.