Caat55 wrote:Good Luck tomorrow. Why the surgeon at this stage of the game?
NHMike wrote:I saw the surgeon and she thought that 4 cycles was enough but will check with the DFCI oncologist. I think that she's over-optimistic on this as Oncologists usually call for more; not fewer. The reversal surgery will be a 2-3 night stay. She would schedule it four weeks after the end of chemo.
NHMike wrote:I'd rather not have to go to the hospital for fluids. I slept for a few hours this afternoon after feeling crappy and woke up ravenous. I'd only had about 500 calories and had 300 calories and it helped. Took another nap and then had a glass of warm water and it went down okay. It's kind of at the stage where sometimes it's okay to drink warm water and then other times it feels awful. So I just need one more glass for the day. I do need more food though - or sleep. My weight fluctuates by ten pounds in a cycle.
I did get in a walk on the treadmill but I'm not sure if that's good or bad. I'll be working from home tomorrow, at least in the morning. I think that things will get a lot better by the weekend as the Oxaliplatin fades. I'd love a cup of ice cream.
Caat55 wrote:I just had my chemo teaching on the Oxiliplatin. Thank you for all the insights I have gotten from you and this forum. I have been eating and drinking things over this week and will next week that I know I won't be able to enjoy.
Take care Mike, you are almost there.
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