My Mother had her ULL removed and three med. lymph nodes removed on Aug. 30th...Aden which we learned one week ago has tested positive for at least ALK. She started chemo ( carbo and paclitaxel) and five weeks of IMRT rad and then proton rad for two weeks at Penn in Philly... The treatments started on October 8th. My Mother is starting to have severe fatigue/ weakness , nausea and at times is barely eating. I've read online about the different possible options but at times she is either vomiting gastric juices and or the little amount of food that she is able to consume. She has lost about fifteen pounds so far since her last weigh in. She has stated she would rather go through about ten lung surgeries than the chemo and rad so far. She has always been extremely steadfast and as she states ... Just do it and push through. She even vomitted a plain vanilla shake today with a large amount of gastric juice. Please help and thank you.
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 20:11#1
Coping with chemo & rad nausea / weakness - 1249549