Feb 10, 2013 - 11:36 am
So Dad's was dx with Stage 4 CC. He has a chemo port placed last week. We are hoping to start Chemo -Folfox/Avastin next week. I am trying to gather as much information as possible. Seeing as there are many stage 4 survivors on here...please kindly share your stories. Dad has lost weight and i think depressed but he is also retiring and i think this has been a trying adjustment. I hear diet and exercise are key but I cant force him to do anything he generally lounges around the house these days.
I dont know what to really expect from Chemo. I got all the side effects but that can never give me insight into how mentally and emotionally he will feel. What is this process like?
I read up on cancer and I correct me if I am wrong but as it progresses it shuts down organ function correct? What do I need to look out for?
I am terrified but I need to keep it together for the family!
How also did you tell family? I am an only child and right now just my mom and me know of course, but I am thinking of the best way to tell the rest of the family.
God Bless and Thank you!