Sep 18, 2012 - 11:07 am
My husband has his first treatment Friday. They did not do avastin because of his biopsy surgery the week before. So he had the fluorouracil, oxaliplatin and leucovorin... with the 48 hour take home goody bag....plus 4 days of decradron. He didn't get much sleep, which we found out is pretty standard with the steroid. In addition he's been constipated - really since the surgery the week before. Just going a little bit on and off. Yesterday the dr recommended he try miralax. He's been on colace and senna since the surgery , been drinking prune juice and eating prunes - nothing is really working well and now he's afraid to eat. He's already lost 20 lbs in the month since diagnosis. I think he's mostly worried that the tumor is causing an obstruction.
Anyone have any advice?