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No more chemo

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I will give up chemo, because after 2 and half years , the side effects are devasting. Mouth sores are very bad and it got to the point that water will burn. Losing lots of weight and no appetite. Doctor told me she did not see me living longer than 6 months. Did have a few days of quality. Most of the time in the bathroom or no energy to lift a ffinger. Thanks everyone for your replys.

Going to meet with my oncologist tomorrow to tell her I don't want the chemo anymore. It's been 2 weeks since my last chemo. I am going to ask her what are my other choices. I will let you know what she says.

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PLEASE look into "alternatives". What exactly that means I don't know for sure.
Diet is important for starters. There are Naturopaths out there who could possibly provide help.
I totally understand having done chemo myself how it can drain a person. I believe one can
get to a point where they ask themselves if it's worth it or not.

I'm not suggesting you stay on chemo, I'm just suggesting you try another route if you can.

jr2012's picture
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Joined: Aug 2012

I agree with Phil

Please look into alternative therapies...
vitamin c..., curcumin capsules...macrobiotic diet... ozone therapy... qigong

tanstaafl's picture
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Joined: Oct 2010

Powdered, mixed nutrients like glutamine, niacinamide, magnesium, zinc chelates and vitamin C directly applied and then swallowed are first steps to healing oral sores. My previous comment on healing stomatitis We also used IV vitamin C to reduce chemo problems with 5FU-LV. Luvinlife2 has used IV vitamin C for help with 5FU, leucovorin and irinotecan side effects.

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We are sending our thoughts and prayers your way!

My friend Jim said similar ideas. Why should I suffer the last few months? I would look at juicing, ginger helped me have an appetite. Bananas, gatoraid aided me in the depletion. I was using up to 20 lomotil a day to control bathroom functions. I was eating a boat load of food and just not getting nutrition from it. The lomotil slowed down my system and allowed me to digest food and enjoy eating again.

Best Always, mike

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