My dad has treatment number two tomorrow.  Thankfully after some rocket fuel strength laxatives his stomach feels much better and eating isn't causing as much pain.  We are so new to this rotten disease that we just don't know what to do in order to make my dad feel his best.

Marion, thank you for your advice.  I will certainly pass it on to my dad.

My dad just had his first chemo treatment on Friday and did pretty well.  He has a good appetite but feels lousy for hours on end after eating.  Any thoughts?

Peggy,

Thank you very much for your response.  We really don't know what to expect starting tomorrow, but hearing that your story started 3 years ago is very inspiring.  Thank you.

Thank God (Big Ed) didn't get the nickname because he's a delicate flower.  My pop is a big boy and can eat and we now know we're going to have to make sure he does while he goes through his treatment.

Thank you everyone for your input.  My dad(Big Ed) starts Friday and we just don't know what to expect.

Our dad(Big Ed) as he's known to loved ones was diagnosed earlier this week with bile duct cancer.  It seems to have spread to his peritoneum and is considered inoperable.  He is set to start chemo this Friday.(Gemcitabine and Cisplatin)  Would love any feedback as what to expect.  I know things don't look good, but would still like to know what our father of four and grandfather to 16 is in store for.  Thank you.