Oct 09, 2012 - 11:17 am
Hi everyone! Well, yesterday was the start of treatment. Although I've done plenty of research on the cancer...now, as a caregiver, I need some help staying ahead as much as possible to the side effects and taking some preventative measures (if there are any)to treatment.
Special thanks to Skiffin16(John)in being my email buddy and sharing as much as he can with me when he can. I know everyone is different and had different experiences....so give me some tools please.. : )
So this is what I'm looking for....
1. What do we need to expect in these next few weeks and when does it start to get more problematic?
2. When do we take the anti-nausea for chemo? (he will only have chemo once a week for 7 wks)
3. When do we start any pain drugs? Start ahead before it starts(when is that?)...or wait?
4. Got some Aloe Vera gel for the skin....do we put that on right after the radiation? ( I understand nothing should be on the skin prior to treatment of rad)Any other lotions to combine with or seperately?
Skiffin16(John) has already told me hyrdration is very important...so we have plenty of fluids ready. Thank you John. : )
I know the staff will be helpful in combating these problems as they arise, but we'd like to stay ahead of the game if you will.
As a caregiver, I'd just like to help minimize the difficulties physically so we can focus on keeping our mental state positive and not let this part drag us down....just my "positive thinking" going here. : )
Thanks guys...Love you all and God Bless each and every one of you during your journey as well.