• Does it get easier?

    Asked by ryd40 on Monday, June 20, 2016

    Does it get easier?

    My husband just finished his second chemo treatment (fluorouracil). He is very weak, has a sore throat and just feels awful. Does the treatments get any easier? He is 74 and is stage III.

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    • Russ' Avatar

      I think this is awesome!!! Here we are all of us...some women, and some men; from breast cancer to pancreatic cancer; exchanging ideas about our treatments, and our side effects; this is WhatNext is all about! It was all triggered by a woman, (ryd40), who asked for her husband..."does it get any easier?" ryd40...I hope you are feeling the same thing I am feeling. This is a wonderful group of people who are on their own cancer journey, yet they take the time to hopefully help someone they don't even know. I have always said that when you get cancer there is a whole new family of people out there who are now part of your family. I have been communicating mostly with pancreatic cancer patients, because that is what I had. But take the time to venture over to the QUESTIONS section and pick up a few more people to be part of your family. Pick those who have a different type of cancer than you have, and someone you can answer their question. Keep up what you are doing to expand your family...thanks to all of you for what you do for others...Russ

      over 3 years ago
    • punalei's Avatar

      It's a game of whack-a-mole and the patient is the mole. I asked for an extra week between my 2nd and 3rd treatments and that seemed to help a lot.

      over 3 years ago
    • Deacon2011's Avatar

      I am very new to this and not an expert as I am currently finishing my second round of Fulforinox. I do strongly recommend hydrating as much as possible. During my 1st chemo session I thought I was drinking enough but got severe constipation and my voice got very hoarse. On this session I am interspersing pedialyte with water ( drinking about 150 ounces a day) and thus far feel much better. God bless us all.

      over 3 years ago

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