Topic: Thanking everyone who responded !
This is Rhonda again Bob's wife. Thank you for the responses and good wishes. This seems like a very caring group and I am glad to have found you all.
To answer a question, Bob did not get clear margins through surgery, that's presumably why the Docs did the chemo and radiation as soon as possible after surgery. Apparently the chemo and rads had some good effect also, because he did have almost a year without too many bouts of ill health. That is until just before this past Christmas.
Last Tuesday was Bob's first chemo treatment in office and he is taking Tarceva pills at home. He has reglan and ativan that he can use for nausea, be if he does not time the dose right he will still vomit. Sometimes he will anyhow ! I called his Doc and now Bob also has supositories, which Bob will not consider unless he's in dire straights ! With the meds for nausea, when he takes them he is pretty dopey and sleeps alot, so I guess it is a trade-off.
Bob is also extremely emotional and you just can't predict what will upset him. I should be clear he is not an angry man, he has been having crying jags. I feel so bad for him and I know this is all very hard to deal with. I do have a unigue prespective because I fought my own fight with cancer of the breast ,in june I had a double mastectomy. I know it's not the same and that atleast my cancer is well known and documented treatments are all around. I do feel that it helps to have been through the chemo and rads and have an idea what he is,atleast physically going through.
I am open to any suggestions on helping Bob in anyway possible! If in the mean time I can offer an ear for anyone else, I will be honored to do so .
Chemo again tomorrow, I hope Bob's blood counts are high enough for
Be Well, Rhonda