I'm doing well
minor recurrence but no treatment for now. Enjoying life
What I did back then was I would always have fresh lemon with me. Whenever I felt like committing, I would cut it open and sniff the lemon. Of course I had all the anti nausea medication in the world too (some gave me constipation yikes!) But I felt if lemon could help, let's do it the natural way.
After a few rounds, the main problem I had was I vomited so much to the point I would vomit even before I had chemo. So my Dr gave me some anti-anxiety medication to take, an anti-nausea patch that I would stick to my arm 12 hrs before infusion AND an anti nausea pill to take an hour before infusion. AND the lemon, AND also some tomato soup ready whenever I felt like having a sip....
I also felt very little side effect during folfox + erbitux. I had a bit neuropathy and horrible skin but my body felt fine. I think the fact I tolerated folfox so well misled me a bit about folfiri. But I believe your husband can make it!
F/38 - Dx 8 Mar 17, CEA 189.5
Stage IV Sig. Colon, Liver mets, T3N0M1a, KRAS NRAS Wild, G2=Mod. differentiated
3/17- 6/17 - 6 rounds of FOLFOX + Erbitux - CEA 2.5
7/17 - 1st Liver resect/Colon/Gall, all clear margin
8/17 - 2nd Liver resec
9-12/17' - completed 13 rounds of FOLFOX - CEA 1.0
1/18 - 6/30 - NED
6/30 - PET SCAN showed a lung nodule that grew from 5mm to 8mm - CEA 1.0
8/30 - VATs
8/30 - 4/30 - NED
5/28 - uptake seen in 1 x PALN, 1x common iliac, cloudy in Liver
FOLFIRI + Avastin