I can't tell you if this is common or not. What I can tell you are my daughter's experiences. Sometimes she is tired and sleeps so much that I don't know how she can be that tired. Other times she has more energy than me and can go out and shop for 8 hours! There is no rhyme or reason to it. I have noticed that with the chemo she is on now is getting harder to tolerate. The Oxaliplatin is ok, but the Xeloda is really tough. She is having a lot of nausea and really red, sore feet mostly toward the end of the 2 weeks she is on it. She is still nauseous today, but the feet feel better. This is her off week since last Wed. She feels hungry, eats a bit, gets full, and then feels sick. What chemo is your husband on? I would ask his doctor about it next time you see him or her. Maybe his blood counts are low and making him tired. We will probably have to have a discussion about Lauren's chemo as well. I wish you and your husband all the best and I hope he gets some more energy and an appetite.
My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.
My comments, suggestions, and opinions are based on my experience as a caretaker for my daughter, Lauren and from reading anything I can get my hands on about Cholangiocarcinoma. Please consult a physician for professional guidance.