Hi ladies, hope everyone doing ok.
Just feeling a little sad and disheartened and you have been so supportive any time I post that I said I would do so again.
Mam has been on cyclophosphamide daily and avastin fortnightly since early November when she had ascites drained. She was great until Christmas but has been so fatigued since then. Her homecare nurse suggested 2 weeks of dexamethazone to pick her up, on previous chemo regimes she used deltacortril from time to time. The dexamethazone doesnt seem to have helped. I have started bringing her for acupuncture when she is stsying with me for chemo in the hope that it would help but she has only had a couple of session so far.
She is due more avastin tomorrow so we will see if that goes ahead, her bloods have been good so far. She has a scan next Tuesday and results the following Tuesday, the 10th, so I suppose we will see what the story is then and I imagine she will have to have a break or a change of regime regardless of the results. I had to see the GP myself today and in the waiting room was in the company of several older ladies with sensible shoes (mam is all about the sensible shoes!) and it made me sad to think of how much independence mam has lost and to think of losing her. In fairness she has bounced back quite well once off chemo but has had very little time off it since diagnosis 2 years ago.
Its a help just to write this, but im posting anyway as this is such a great group.