Topic: My wife's Chemotherapy
My wife has been diagnosed with Pancreatic or Bile duct cancer recently. it's spread into Liver. She is so young, just 35 years. we have two babies. my heart has been broken into pieces. I want to try my best to save her at whatever the cost. I am ready to move to anycity if we can get the best treatment. Her oncologist suggested to start from Chemotherapy. she too it (Gemzar 600mg/m2 + Cisplatin 25mg/m2 once every two weeks) last Wednesday (Oct 14). We have seen two stages by observing her status after Chemotherapy:
Stage 1 (Day 1 ~ Day 4) - She took chemotherapy on Wednesday afternoon (Oct 14). She didn't have strong side effection during the whole daytime of Thursday. But she got fever since 9pm and upto 101.5 at 1150pm. The oncologist on call suggested us to go to ER in Chandler. We stayed in hospital for 3 days and discharged this Monday (Oct, 19).
Stage 2 (Day 5~ Day 8) - She back home on Day 5 (Oct 19), Her pain is reduced to grade 2~3 compare to her pain at grade 5~6 before Chemotherapy. she doesn't feel strong nausea, never vomiting. she can sleep 6~8 hours a day with the assistance from sleep medicine. she can eat 3 meals, 2 snacks in between meals and 1 snack before night sleep. we suggested her to take some exercise, but she still feel very easy to get tired although she doesn't have more dizzy as side effect from sleep medicine. She caught a cough without running nose.
since I know many of you have lots of expereince about Chemotherapy, May I get your opinion and advices for the treatment and explanation on her two stages response?
Thanks very much and best regards