Its not odd at all. My wife had very few side effects from her Chemo and was on it nearly 4 years straight - No time off! The FOLFOX with Avastin hardly fazed her and she would usually drive herself to work after the infusion, and pump connect. She did develop some neuropathy from the Oxaliplatin, but it wasn't really bad. She always took her nausea meds to be proactive. There is a mental component to nausea and often if you stop the meds it becomes harder to get a handle on it should it reappear. She eventually was on Irinotecan, Erbitux, and Avastin. She found this to be a piece of cake as she put it. Seems the 5-FU was the one component in her chemo cocktails that she attributed to her general lack of wellbeing. When in the last 6 to 8 months took her off that she felt pretty normal except by then she was experiencing a blockage and had a hard time eating very much. Peri mets pressing on her colon resulting in the blockage, and is what eventually caused her to pass away. Lack of nutrition. She retired from her job about 4 months before she passed away. I think working helped her to keep her mind off of the cancer. She surprised a lot of people when she passed away because they didn't know, could not tell. She was a life time runner and was very physically fit to begin with.
Good luck with your journey
DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017