I had total gastrectomy in early January, came through quite well and am now 2 cycles in to FLOT and struggling, I knew post op would be harder but my oncologist has told me to consider calling it a day.
The first cycle had me bed ridden for over 2 weeks with terrible sickness resulting in A&E for fluids and meds, and then a week later for neutropenic sepsis. My second cycle was stopped halfway through the second drugs on Tuesday because I started to react with chest tightness. I have done nothing but sleep and feel so weak, and not eating much.
I know the majority of people do not complete post op chemo but I feel like such a failure to give it up, my oncologist says it’s so toxic and I need to be careful. He said there’s no study to say that all 8 rounds are necessary and I am lucky my cancer has been surgically removed with great margins and no lymph involvement classed as stage 2a
Has anyone any advice or thoughts? Did you struggle through and are suffering long term affects? Or did you decide to stop and how did it make you feel?
Thanks in advance