Re: [MOL] Nutrition and Chemo [00390] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Nutrition and Chemo



Thank you, Kathy,
     I sware today I feel so drained, trying to reasure him, as well as
taking care of him!!  Every thing I have hurts two times, lol. Oh well I
will get over myself.  I was glad you said what you have in this e-mail. I
have printed it off and I'm going to read it to him. Somethimes I think men
can't take things as well as we can (sorry guys), but when I was so sick I
kept right on ticking, even when I knew I couldn't I relaize I didn't have
cancer, but crohns is also a very devasting disease, and sick I was.
I now can feel for him though, for he was the one taking care of me, for
five long years. Again thank you xo Dean
----- Original Message -----
From: <KathleenCorrigan@aol.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Nutrition and Chemo


> Dear Dean:  I had the same problems when I had chemo.  The doctors don't
> always know how an individual is going to react to chemo -- this is why
every
> time I went in they asked me about my digestion, if I had sores in my
mouth,
> shortness of breath, skin rashes -- all sorts of things.  I was sick and
> weak, too, Dean, but I figured the alternative to chemo wasn't terribly
> appealing.  Ask the doctor to prescribe some laporamide (the main
ingredient
> in Imodium AD).  It helps with the diarhhea -- a lot!  Also, Zophran is
great
> for the nausea.  I found that Compazine didn't help me much, but the
Zophran
> did.  I was still weak, though, and often very agitated and frantic.  My
> doctor gave me Ativan for that and morphine and Darvocet for the pain --
> Ambien so I could sleep at night.  I also had slurred speech at times, and
> blurred vision.  To say I was a zombie would be an understatement.
However,
> I feel that if the tumor is shrinking, the chemo is doing what it's
supposed
> to do.  I doubt that the doctor told your husband chemo is easy.  Mine
told
> me she was going to make me very sick.  She did.  Tell your hubby to keep
his
> chin up.  It'll all be worth it in the end.
>
> Love, kathy
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