I haven't got much advice on what you can do about side effects, and I found folfox horrible. Every time infusion day rolled around I felt sick just thinking about it. Nothing can really describe the taste and the sick feeling that your body succumbs too. I had everything from first bite, nausea, sleeping issues, chemo head, fatigue (bad fatigue). I actually didn't take any medication through the whole process, and it actually wasn't too bad. I also worked with my 48 hr pump and the rest of the weeks. I would sleep at work if I needed to, I would just get someone to wake me up after and hr or so.
Anyway its been perhaps 2 months since my last chemo, and im finding the neuropathy seems to be getting a little worse, even though I've finished the treatment. My fingers seem to be worse then previously, and I believe I can now feel it in my feet. Remember let your ONC know everything. I never had my oxy reduced, but I only had 8 cycles.
I felt sleep actually got me through the rough days. Lots of sleep. That and the glass of red wine.
Overall it goes very fast.
06/2016 Went in for colonoscopy came out with a tumor. Age 35
12cm from verge at junction. Rectal cancer.
Clinical stage T3 NO MO
Completed 5FU and Radiation
LAR surgery planned 13 Oct 2016
Completed ULAR surgery 11-10-2016.
pT3 N0 M0 R1
Pathology reviewed and changed
ypT3 N0 M0 R0
Started folfox 21-11-2016