Mom got her second folfox treatment last week and this seems to be going a bit better. She has no pain this time and the nausea is less intense, however she is still taking her meds for it. The only thing is she is really weak all the time, I guess with the chemo and not eating much she is losing her strength. Also, she is constipated, haven't went to the washroom since last Friday though the chemo nurse is not concerned and mom is not having any pain. She is probably not constipated so much as she is not putting enough food in her system to have to go. She is really shaky and she seems to be worried about that all the time. She said it feels like she is shaking inside too if that makes sense. Has anyone experienced that on chemo and is it a side effect? And it looks like she may lose her hair, it is starting to fall out. I noticed today when I curled it for her so I was extra gently when styling it. I have to say that I hate cancer but I think I hate chemo more. Mom looked good and felt good before chemo, now she looks really sick, lost weight and is lying around all the time. I only hope it is worth it for her.
daughter of mom 63
Dx'd 25/12 with Stg IV CRC, unknown primary.
5/'12 hysterectomy, Peritineal seeding
Hipec 09/13, to much cancer...no hipec
start chemo, Folfox and Avastin Nov. 6/12
8 folfox/avastin.. hipec Apr. 16/13
folfox start July 4/13