Dec 08, 2012 - 11:28 pm
I am curious, if you don't mind sharing. Did those with treatment do better? or are my expectations way off?
The Drs told us that Dan would feel great for the first two weeks of treatment, that it wouldn't get bad until the third week. Well it doesn't seem like things are 'great', after just 4 treatments and 1 chemo . His get up and go is gone, he's nauseated, he's constipated (pardon my frankness please), his taste already has changed and we've started with cutting some foods and definitely salt from his diet. He's got a few places where he played with his hair line, and it's moving very slowly (hair really isn't a problem though).
This just doesn't seem like feeling great and not what we were told to expect. He's also eating pretty well, and I am learning ways to get more liquids in, but he's only drinking 4 - 12 ounce water bottles a day.. I keep telling him it could be the source of a few of his issues.. He swears he can't do better.
I'd love to hear this is normal after just 4 days, rather than think this will hit him harder than most letter on...
I so appreciate the guidance and kindness of everyone here.
A very tired caregiver... Kari