• First expectations

    Asked by Lucila on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    First expectations

    I just would like to know a little on what to expect when quimo and radiation start for my husband.. Do I need to stop working? I need to be around all the time? what are the first effects on both, the doc said he will have both everyday;;; How do I keep him going , and not depressed??????

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    • cmcelroy's Avatar

      My husband was diagnosed in August, had his surgery in September and is halfway thru his treatment. He has done pretty well with his treatments. He does get tired easily. He hasn't had much sickness but he also takes the nausea medicine. For 5 days after his IV treatment he can't drink anything cold, has to be a room temperture but that does subside. Other than that, it's been just the getting tired easily. I have noticed that he is more forgetful than usual.

      over 8 years ago
    • Lucila's Avatar

      Thank you all; your words are very helpful!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      Everybody reacts differently. I was able to work during chemo (FolFox). I have a friend who went through the 6 weeks of continuous colorectal chemo (5FU), and still got out and did things.

      See how it goes. Your husband may be fine to take care of basic needs while you work and take care of yourself. I didn't need my husband around constantly during chemo. But I was very glad to have him there to tend to the day to day running of the house (and cooking and cleaning.) I could take care of myself, and some other stuff. And there were times I was glad to be alone in the house, being miserable by myself! (I also encouraged my husband to keep active and keep living his life.)

      over 8 years ago

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