Well our first week of treatments are done. First off we were iin a good position to tell our four kids. It's a relieve to have them know now however it was one of the harder things I have had to do in my life. They are strong kids and I under estimated their optimism or what I like to call faith.
My wife had five radiation treatments this week she also is on a pump that gives her a continuous dose of 5-FU twenty four hours a day seven days a week. hauling the think around is getting old but hey we are finally on treatments. As far as treatments and side effects. I like how the doctors all said this first round of chemo won't bother you, well that's not true. Nausea began about 25 hours after they started. She compared it to morning sickness. She started some nausea drug and life has been better. The radiation hasn't caused burns yet. She is applying 💯 aloa Vera gel a couple of times of day. She has started to cramp and bloat today. She has also passed some blood one time. The pain in her tail bone is almost gone I'm hoping that means that the tumor is responding to treatments and on its way to meeting its maker so to speak.
Well not sure if this appropriate or not but tomorrow is Easter and I hope everyone enjoys the day not thinking about this horrible disease and spends time with your family and remember to think about the real meaning of Easter and what great gift Jesus has given to each of us.
God bless all of you for being there for me and for everyone that has to deal with this dreaded desease.
You guys have a wonderful Easter!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday, with family or with special folks, no matter what their belief is.
But we do what we have to do - and we survive, and we get stronger. Your family and your obvious faith will help you support your wife through the rigors of treatment. You will all get through this, and will emerge victorious! 💪🏽
I also was told that the first round of chemo wouldn't be bad. However about 6 days after the pump came off, mouth sores showed up ...yuk. I think I read that chemo can effect you for 7-10 days.
Hope you have a happy Easter surrounded by friends and family.
Sending you prayers, good vibes and virtual hugs!!
Just read the profile and I see that your wife is one of the many, way too many, who have heard from their doctors that "it's just a hemorrhoid, don't worry about it!"
Happy Easter to all of you!