My name is Lee, I have joined in the past, but seems if I move around the computer, I get logged off, hate to keep logging in.
I was diagnosed 2 yr ago with stage 3 rectal cancer. At the beginning of everything, I had to see some type of couselor who gave me alot of advice. She recommonded that I not take anything over the counter (this included vit.) without my doctor's knowledge or consent. Regarding presc., make sure your doctor is aware of everything you take and why.
Try to eat healthy. They recommended I take drinks like Ensure if I was not eating healthy. During chemo, I found if I ate during the whole day (verse 3 meals a day) it kept nausea at bay. During chemo, I would eat what I wanted (because some foods were a turn off) with Ensure, then focus on healthy foods for those days I was off chemo. During chemo, your taste buds will change.
Don't know if your on chemo yet, but I would HIGHLY recommend drinking lots of water, liquid a day or two before each chemo treatment. I would aways read where someone was on treatment, ended up in the ER due to some problems only to learn they were dehydrated and that was causing the problem. On Chemo I did develope an aversion to water, so I would drink Gratoraide, OJ, coffee, and tons of soda. During Chemo, I would always have diahrea.
Positive attitude is very important. I would take one day each week or every other week and do what I wanted. Generally this meant shopping with a friend. Something to look forward to.
If your tired, REST, REST, REST. I would get my cheom Tues-Thrus. and would plan on sitting on the coach all most all day Friday, because I would be soooo tired.
Good luck, you can beat this