wondermom Posted January 8, 2007 Share Posted January 8, 2007 My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall cell lung cancer in early December. She has since lost between 15 and 20 pounds. Right after diagnosis she didn't have much appetite. Partially I think because of being sick about the diagnosis and partially because of the loss of appetite that comes with treatment. However, now she is eating quite well. She makes herself eat because she doesn't want to lose anymore weight. Unfortunately she can't seem to put the weight back on even though she is eating very well. Why might this be? She is currently tapering off steroids that she was taking during the brain radiation she was recieving. She will be done with the steroids on Wednesday of this week. Could that have something to do with it? I just hate seeing her wither away, especially when she is really eating and feeling pretty good. Her main problem is being worn out and fatigued from the chemo but she really doesn't have a problem with nausea. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.