sophia88 Posted June 30, 2003 Share Posted June 30, 2003 Dad had radiation Tues. through Fri. and chemo on Tuesday. He has been doing fairly well until yesterday afternoon (Sat.) He went out with us to shop (he rode in the wheelchair) for about an hour and then we took him to Panera(for lunch). He was totally exhausted afterwards. I felt so terrible, but he insisted he go with us. Today was even worse. I got up and went to the house to sit on the front porch with him to have coffee. Within 30 min. he was wiped out so he took a sleep. Then this evening he was still in bed when my son and I went to see him. My Mom said he slept all afternoon. I believe this if from the treatment (what do you guys think?) and wish we would have convinced him to hang out at home with my children while Mom and I went shopping...Should we try to get him to slow down a little? He pushes himself so hard. He is to get the radiaton every day for three weeks and chemo once a week for 5 wks. He is on taxotere. He does still have a solid appetite though and a strong, positive attitude. This rollercoaster is so difficult for my Mom. She was worried even though it seems the literature indicates this is normal. When he had chemo for prostrate cancer he never had fatigue or any negative symptoms afterwards. Guess he was blessed that time. Thanks for listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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