Hey everybody! My dad is 8, on Wed he will be 9 weeks post treatment.
His weight is stabile, he is trying really hard to eat and drink. It still hurts when he swallows, his tongue is coated white and hurts on the base when the tumour was. It hurts only when he swallows. But he can eat a variety of foods and drinks 2 Prosures a day.
He says that the pain is maybe even stronger then before and sometimes he has to take more pain meds. His voice is almost normal - it was very hoarse right after tx for few weeks.
The new thing is that he is sleeping a lot. First month after treatment he had some energy and did not sleep that much during a day. But now he wakes up in the morning, has breakfast, than is helping Mom a bit around the house, then he eats again on 11 am, then he goes to nap or sleep. Then Mom wakes him for lunch and after lunch he sleeps till 5 pm. Then he eats again or drinks his Prosure and two hours later he has dinner. Around 8 pm or even sooner he goes to sleep again and sleeps till morning (at night he does not sleep so well as during the day). Is it normal that he sleeps so much? And this now 8 weeks post?
He was suppose to feel better but I think that those side effects are really tricky: some are gone and some just appear.
When does things really seem to turn better? Are 8 weeks to soon? Sometimes he still feels nauseated. Just few days ago he felt nauseated all day.
He gets pretty tired of everything, just waiting when things will get better. I can understand that especially since you all have been our support and I know how agressive this treatment was. He tells me that his throat maybe hurts even more than before. Is it normal that some pain increases much later? Or do these things just come and go and something else appears?
thank you all and stay well!!