MARIA.CHAMORRO Posted February 16, 2012 Share Posted February 16, 2012 Hello everyone! My name is Maria and I am fairly new to the forum. this link is for my introduction thread last week (http://lungevity.org/l_community/viewto ... =3&t=46524). My father is 63 yrs. old and has Stage IV NSCLC Adenocarcinoma. He is in great spirits as we get ready for his first chemo infusion on 21 FEB. We got our chemo schedule on Valentine's Day (yeah, of all days) and it was sobering to hear words like "terminal". My brother and I went with our dad to this appointment and even though we are used to many things being in the military, nothing prepared us for the helpless feeling that comes with finally facing that your dad, who also happens to be your hero, is dealing with a life or death situation. But it was Valentine's day, and my brother and I agree it was only fitting to be with the one person we both fell in love with for the first time in our lives. So now we are getting ready for chemo, and as the primary caregiver I am a bit scared because I don't know what to really expect. The doctor was very honest about side effects, but I think I will feel better hearing from others in this forum that have gone through chemo. I have tons of questions from the big things to the little things: should he wear comfortable clothes, is he going to be hot/cold during the treatment, will he be allowed to snack on anything?, should he be ingesting fluids during the chemo? things like that. So any input you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you and be blessed! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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