• MaggieMcDermit's Avatar

    MaggieMcDermit started following

    User: CancerNews

  • MaggieMcDermit's Avatar

    MaggieMcDermit shared an experience

    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I just began chemo. My first week after.

    I have little or no appetite and food makes me feel sick.

    I would love to hear ideas about what to eat, recipes, etc.

    And any other thoughts on chemo.

    4 Comments
    • BJF's Avatar
      BJF

      I could always eat cereal and miso soup. I took it day by day and whatever I felt like eating at that day or time, I would order out and my husband would get it. I couldn't plan ahead because I never knew what I would want. Also, Frostys from Wendys worked, mashed potatoes and fried rice. Hope this helps.

      over 4 years ago
    • Acky's Avatar
      Acky

      Hello Maggie
      My Husband was has had 5 treatments so far and the only problem with eating is that he lost his sense of taste for about 4 day from this last treatment. He is on 3 different anti nausia meds for 3 days after the the treatment. So he has not had any sickness from eating. Are they giving you any.

      over 4 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar
      JMS

      I also experienced severe nausea with chemo (both gemzar and xeloda) and was prescribed a drug called Zofran. It has been effective for me and doesn't cause constipation. As for eating, I'm still struggling as radiation has caused considerable pain inside and it hurts even to drink water. I have found that making Carnation Instant milk shakes helps (the cold kind of numbs the pain). Yogurt also seems to help, as do non-spicy and not-too-hot soups. Hope this helps.

      about 4 years ago
  • MaggieMcDermit's Avatar

    MaggieMcDermit shared an experience

    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): Learned I had pancreatic cancer when routine blood tests showed my values were off. After several scopes and an operation, I was told my cancer had spread from my pancreas to my liver. I couldn't get a whipple.

    1 Comment
    • JMS's Avatar
      JMS

      Just in case it might help someone out there, let me share (very bluntly) my early symptoms that finally led me to the emergency room, where it took only a couple of hours to diagnose my problem. About a month before diagnosis, I began to feel unusually tired and lacking energy (not feeling "like myself"). I began to have mild heartburn and took Gaviscon (helped a bit). Then my stools began turning silvery-white (sorry about the bluntness), something I attributed to the Gaviscon. About a week before diagnosis, my skin broke out with a terrible itchy rash, followed a couple of days later by jaundice (and my hair suddenly turned white) - this is when I finally sought help.

      about 4 years ago
  • MaggieMcDermit's Avatar

    MaggieMcDermit started following

    User: GregP_WN