Dec 17, 2012 - 12:03 pm
Well, today is the last day of week 2 of treatments, 10 rads done, and 2 chemos (23 and 4 to go). And, week three has started - everything they told us it would be is happening now. Over the weekend Dan's throat started to bloom with mucositis - he can't swallow the Mugard - it gives him stomach aches. The ENT said today that the yeast infection will be next - just in time for the holidays. Today he starts physical therapy for his left shoulder (a result of some surgery atrophy in the shoulder). He finally feels a bit better from chemo from last Wednesday.. only in time for Wednesday.
I think the hardest part of being the caretaker is that besides reminding of him of schedules, meds, lotions, keeping everything clean around him and making foods readily available (many flavors and textures)I can't make it better. It just makes me feel helpless.
I just needed to vent today - it must be the effect of a rainy monday morning. If you all have suggestions for me of things that comforted you that doesn't come from a pharmacy (I think I could open one now!) -- but anything I can do for him.. please give me a hint.
Hope you are all having a better week...