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    Loss (Lost loved one): I'm devastated to announce that I lost my father to lung cancer on Wednesday, May 29. I miss him terribly. I wish you all the best of luck and many prayers. As supportive as you all are, I pray that I never have to come back here again.

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    kiki1875 asked a questionLung Cancer

    Loss of appetite after 2nd round of chemo

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      themitch1970

      Try to find a protein source that works. I could eat small amounts of cheese. Don't drink water if your stomach is bad. Gatorade or powerade will be much easier to tolerate. If there's something that sounds good, try it. A friend survived on Coke and french bread while she was sick. If your too sick to eat, nibble something easy and wait. With mine, I was only sick for about a week with each 3 week cycle. Tank up when you do feel better.

      over 4 years ago
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      Thank you all for responding. Right now, Dad is so discouraged about having no appetite that he becomes emotional when he is faced with food. It's so disheartening and my mother feels like she has to force him to eat which makes her just as emotional. This is just so difficult.

      over 4 years ago
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      CherylS@StF

      You may try small, frequent meals, 6-8 times a day. If he has no appetitie then sitting down to a large dinner can be very overwhelming and decrease his appetite even more than it is. There are protein supplements that can give the weight a boost. The ones you always here of ENSURE/BOOST but there is one that I really like, atheletes use it to gain weight and buff up, it is called WHEY. You can get it in different flavors and use with milk or icecream. Try a small bag first to see if he likes it. If he does they sell it in large quantities at Sams and other retail stores. Encourage the protein whenever possible, even if it is a tablespoon of peanut butter when passing through the kitchen, heres hoping he gains 1.5 pounds in the next week.

      over 4 years ago
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    My dad had excruciating pain in his right side for the past few days and last night was the worst. He has mets in his liver, so naturally we are worried that his condition has worsened. Doc told us that there is sometimes pain when tumors are shrinking. I hope it is the latter of the 2.

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    Thank you for the warm welcome. I definitely need help at this point. Looks like I've come to the right place

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      ticklingcancer

      We'll do the best we can. As one of the other members have said, "we can't cure cancer but we'll sure talk you through it". Keep you chin up!!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects (Eating problems (anorexia)): No anorexia but he doesn't want to eat healthy. He says that green vegetables make him queasy. Doesn't seem to have issues with cake, cookies, ice cream, pizza, and all things fried. :-)