Guest kjdenver Posted September 2, 2003 Share Posted September 2, 2003 I made it home to visit my dad for his first week of radiation and first chemo treatment (cyplastin). My dad has IIIb squamous cell NSCLC in both lungs and the bronchi. At first he seemed good, then by the end of the week he was very lethargic, very weak. I understand that "fatigue" is a result of the radiation (he has five weeks lto go of radiation and chemo). I would love to know if the fatigue goes away when the radiation ends?? He is 80 and lives alone. Friends are committed to helping during the fatigue, but if it continues beyond the treatment period then I will move home. If there is hope of strength after the treatment then he wants me to wait before I move home. If the fatigue gets worse I may need to look into home care (should he drive during this period?). A lot depends on what we think might happen after treatment, of course no one knows for sure, but maybe some of you can share your experience with me? Many thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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