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    BobbyZ asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Did you have radiation at the same time as chemo? Or chemo first, then radiation, or vice versa?

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    • lh25's Avatar
      lh25

      I had surgery, chemo and then radiation. With a month between the chemo and radiation to recover a bit.

      I think it varies depending on the patient and the cancer.

      10 days ago
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      BoiseB

      I had radiation and chemo at the same time. Radiation in the morning and chemo in the afternoon.

      10 days ago
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      SandiA

      I had radiation and then immune therapy. My radiation oncologist said quite often they have to talk it out to decide who starts first.

      8 days ago
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    BobbyZ asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    How do you handle the family that thinks I'm an invalid and shouldn't do anything for myself?

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      lh25

      Knowing they mean well is a good start. And you got some good answers here already.

      I particularly second LiveWithCancer's comment about reminding them that it's good to do as much for yourself as you can.

      17 days ago
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      NeckCancer

      I get how you feel. I do appreciate the help, but I get tired of being hovered over like a baby bird.

      17 days ago
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      BoiseB

      I had that problem with my children. During my first cancer I was really so ill that I did need a lot of help. But I am a person who needs alone time. I enlisted my daughter's friends to "kidnap her " for a lunch or coffee. She also was working so I did have to do some things for my self but everything I needed was nearby. She did take care of my feeding tube. My Dr. emphasized my need for exercise when I was able to do so both children did let me do that much for my self but they supervised that also.
      You might get your Dr. to write a "prescription " that you are to do as much as you can for your self

      16 days ago
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    BobbyZ asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    Do you find that it's harder to get up and going to treatment after having a long week off?

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      geekling

      I still find it hard to drag my get up and go along with me coming onto 16 years after the decancerfication process.

      I did not like continuing to suffer either.

      Healthy best wishes for the new year.

      25 days ago
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      NeckCancer

      I do know what you mean, but I am anxious to get this over with too,.

      25 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Ugh. I am waiting right now for my infusion. I had to come the day after Thanksgiving and now the day after Christmas. I drug my feet getting here today, for sure.

      25 days ago
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