I'm new to the site and find it so interesting. My dad was diagnosed Sept. 26, 2009. His best option for treatment is 3 rounds of Xeloda. He just finished the first week of the "on" portion. He managed it fairly well. He has not displayed any of the side effects we were told to watch for, and he had only one episode of nausea. What we are noticing is extreme fatigue. He did not have a great deal of energy to begin with, but now is exhausted. His physical activity at this point is getting in and out of bed and what exercises the physical therapist does when he comes.
A little background: he is 78 years old, diagnosed with cc along with lymph, lung and bone cancer, and has several compression fractures in his back. He has a history of quadruple bipass surgery and pulmonary fibrosis. He is currently on oxygen 24 hours a day.
My questions are these: Has anyone else experienced extreme exhaustion when taking Xeloda? What other experiences have others had?
Related to the oxygen he has a very dry mouth that is bothersome to him. Any suggestions?
I've gained so much knowledge and reassurance reading these posts. Thank you!