I’m at lost as to whether my treatment is doing any good or not. I am suppose to continue chemo – gemcitabine and irinotecan – this Friday if my labs are good. The last time I had any treatment was this same treatment on 2/14. However, I got so weak and my platelets were so low they had to stop it. So that’s why nothing since 2/14.
The fatigue is something I have never felt before, to this extreme. I was not able to get out of bed or shower or eat. I became jaundiced and that’s when they found out my stent in the bile duct in my liver was clogged. So on Monday, 3/24 I had a procedure that cleaned out the stent. They left it in because they said it’s easier and then put another one inside that one. Both are opened and working well. By the next day, after the procedure, my bilirubin went down two points. I don’t seem to be jaundiced anymore.
My question is should I continue chemo if I have the option on Friday? I’m still very fatigued but able to get up and do every day tasks. I want to continue to fight this but the fatigue really scared me.