tasha Posted November 24, 2006 Share Posted November 24, 2006 Hello everyone, This is my first post. I just found all of you recently. My mom (63) was diagnosed on Sept. 1, 06 with limited sclc. She was treated with both comb. chemo and simultaneous radiation. She was given 4 cycles of chemo, each lasting 3 days and spread 3 weeks apart. She completed 30 rounds of radiation during the first 2 cycles of chemo. The final week of radiation was the first time my mom had any major side effects and eating was becoming painful. We assumed that with radiation completed... she was going to come through this no problem! Ha. One week after her last radiation treatment, my mom had to be admitted to the hospital for both pain and nutrition management. They told us just for a few days to get her over the worst of it. She was there for 8 days. Part of the problem is that a lot of the pain meds make her nautious... or even gag and vomit. But we got through it and it seemed she was on the mend. She is now 4 weeks past radiation, she just completed her final chemo a few days ago (yeah) and we were hoping she'd be able to enjoy Thanksgiving. But she still cannot manage solid food. Even liquids cause discomfort. She still has pain when swollowing. The heartburn is terrible and she feels like she has a lump in her throat. She is taking all her meds and we know it isn't a yeast infection. When we try to guage if this is normal or if we should be concerned all we hear is that everyone is different. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Can she expect this to go on and on? Is there hope yet for a nice Christmas? Any help would be appreciated! Thank you all and God Bless! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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