I'm on Xelox as well but unfortunately I cannot share the positive experiences described on this thread
After my two cycles I was admited in the hospital and was bed ridden for a week with massive nausea, uncontrolled shivering, fatigue, constipation and neuropathy. After day 10 I started cooking again and dong some house chores and playing with my daughter. I'm currently in my week off chemo and still have nausea.
I'm reducing the dosis to 80% next time around and I'm hoping that I too, will be able to spend the first few days resting and then have a taste of normal life and go back to Work again.
It was been difficult to figure what works for me, I've tried multiple drugs only with limited effect. This time around we're intreducing Dronabinol for nausea control, trying new laxatives and hoping for the best.
Staying on top of side effects and learning how to counteract them has been the greater challenge and the fact that I seem to metabolize oxaliplatin really slow and end up with a higher dosis of the drug in my body longer than planned.
I hope that you too, can maintain a normal life and work, as many people in this forum. And im hoping to join you soon as well.
All the best and good luck,
Dx @ 29 yo. Mum (22. Mo) & Wife
12/2016: Rectal AdenoCa G2. CEA 4.3. RAS Wild. MSS. IIIB.
01 - 03/2017: 28 RTx + CHT 2,5 g/d Capecit.
03 - 06/2017: Suplemments and Cimetidine.
05/2017: TME/TAMIS + permanent Colostomy CEA 0.5
05/2017: ypT2N2aM0 (4/15), good cCR, limited pCR
06 - 8/2017: 4x CapOx 3,5 g/d (2x Oxi reduced to 80%)
09 -11/2017: 3x Capecit. monotherapy 4g/d