tk1235 Posted September 9, 2006 Share Posted September 9, 2006 I am overwhelmed by the response I have received from this support group. It truly is appreciated. Yesterday Mom had her "marking" to start radiation. Her first radiation appointment is Tuesday morning.Then it is every day after that for 5 or 6 weeks. I also stopped at the oncologists office to confirm Mom's chemo schedule. Now, I find out instead of 3 times a week, she has to go every day for the first week. She will receive the cisplatin and etopocide on day 1, I think and then the rest of the week she gets just the etopocide. She will have radiation and chemo on the same day. This is so overwhelming I am a little confused. Can anyone tell me what to expect after the first couple of treatments? Will the nausea start right away, or will it take a few days. She has been prescribed Emend to take the first 3 days and the nurse said she will also receive medicine in the IV to help stop the nausea. When I think about all that she is going to have to go through, all I do is cry. I know I should feel thankful that these treatments will help her but I have seen other patients in the waiting room and they just look like the life has been drained from them. I don't want this to happen to Mom. I love her so much and I am all she has. She has a gentlemen friend that she has been with for over 20 years. He is the sweetest man and he lost his first wife to pancreatic cancer 25-30 years ago. I have to believe that this is going to bring back alot of memories. He also lost two sons in a car accident right before his wife passed away. In fact, his wife was never told about the accident. I know he will support her and comfort her as that is the type of person that he is. My husband thinks I am a very strong person but I am not so sure. This support group right now is a life saver to me as I don't know where to go to get answers. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Terrye Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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