Hi, my Dad is now eight weeks post op. He has had an incredibly slow recovery due to a number of factors. However, the overall concern is that he still cannot eat more than a few spoonfuls (puréed food) and is constantly feeling nauseous. To date he has had two procedures to stretch the bottom of his stomach and according to the registrar they both went well. Yet my dad still feels sick… it's worse once he has eaten (and lasts for about two hours), sometimes he is sick and at other times he has diarrhoea - but he feels that he is constantly concentrating on trying not be sick and that if he wanted he could be sick at any moment . He still suffers with reflux at night. He is taking a variety of medication, we have just changed from metaclopromide to domperidon, he also takes prochlorprazine twice daily. He has lanzoprazole for reflux and gaviscon before bed.
I just can't see how he can even begin to recover whilst he is permanently feeling this way, he is usually such a positive soul. Yet at present he is hardly doing anything each day as he feels so rotten. I wondered if anyone could offer any advice as we are now at a loss. And to make matters worse he is due to start chemo radiotherapy next week. Many thanks for any advice or help, Lou