Topic: I'll never get used to this
It's truly amazing how sick a person can be with this and then bounce back so quickly. Believe me, we're grateful for every extra second that God gives us with Charlie here on earth. The high's and low's are so extreme. Has anyone else experienced this? Since Thurs. June 5th when Charlie got his 2nd chemo infusion of oxaliplatin, he has been so sick - vomiting, diarrhea, not eating, losing weight, resting or sleeping 20 of 24 hours, pale, bloating, thinking "just let me die if this is how I have to live." I've been on the phone almost every day this week with his oncologist or nurse. Wed. this week, the doctor said to quit taking the Xeloda pills. Charlie quit them and by Fri., he was up, hungry, wanting to go get some barbeque. Today, he's working on a leak in the shower, just got back from Lowe's (Charlie & Jeff's favorite place I think). Don't know if it was coincidence with the Xeloda or what because Charlie took it back in Jan. and Feb. of this year along with his radiation and it didn't bother him a bit then. Maybe combination of it and oxaliplatin now?? Who knows? I'm just so glad he's feeling better!
From feeling like he was at death's door to fixing the shower - all in one week. Amazing!
Best wishes to everyone as we continue the battle.