January 14, 2011 at 12:31 am #46756peonyMember
My husband also had very bad nausea and heart burn, not sure that is what Barry is experiencing. But family members in the medical field suggested he ask the Onc for compazine and /or amends. They have worked really well for him.
Good luck, and sending you best wishes for a good outcome.January 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm #46755cmParticipant
My husband was not great on his week off through the 6 cycles of chemo, the blood counts can drop that week. He got really exhausted and needed a couple of transfusions but then he got better again. I was the worst for this but try not to panic every time Barry isn’t feeling well.
Good luck.January 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm #46754gavinModerator
That is great to hear that you managed to get Barry’s scan brought forward to Friday and it sounds like his doctors are on the case here. I will keep my fingers crossed for the best possible outcome and please let us know how he gets on.
My best wishes to you and Barry,
GavinJanuary 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm #46753mariaParticipant
Gastritis? Chemo affects mucous membranes as they attack cells that divides quickly.
//MariaJanuary 13, 2011 at 4:14 am #46752
Melanie, very good news. It sounds like you have a good doctor there and he is right on top. Hoping for a good scan!January 13, 2011 at 4:07 am #46751
Just an update… they hustled and rescheduled his scan for Friday and his treatment for Monday. The doc really wants to see what’s going on. We haven’t had a scan since November and since they didn’t know what they were looking for at that point, they didn’t really zero in on the bile ducts. Hopefully we’ll know more next week. And hopefully it will be positive news, or at least not bad news.
My Barry is great, too. No one quite like him in the world.
MelanieJanuary 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm #46750
Suse, that is hysterical!!! Barry is a very uncommon name. The Barry club!January 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm #46749slittle1127Member
I want to be part of your club. I don’t have a sister named Melanie, but my brother’s name was also Barry and I have a cousin named Barry. I love that name and the men I have known associated with it. Blessings, SusanJanuary 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm #46748
Lainy, that is too funny! What a coincidence!
I’ve put a call in to his nurse. We had to cancel tomorrow’s chemo due to icy roads.January 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm #46747
Ron, I do hope and pray you hear from them. They are worse than the Doctors who don’t respond. Good to see you on here!
Melanie, I would call your doctor today, at least put in a message to him. You want to have Peace of mind and to know that it is probably the chemo. By the way, this is hysterical, but, I wrote you before that my sister’s name is Melanie? My brother’s name is Barry!!!!!!!!!! Good luck.January 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm #46746duke0929Member
i just e-mailed dr.oz and the rest of the t.v. personalities and once again ask them for their help, lets see what replys we get…..ron and lucilleJanuary 12, 2011 at 5:31 am #46745nur1954Participant
The chemo builds up in the body and sometimes you are not nauseous in the early treatments but develop it as you go along. Did the doctors give him anti-nausea meds? Oooops, never mind, I see he is taking that. I’d call his doctor if he’s not feeling better in a day or so….January 12, 2011 at 4:39 am #4611
My husband, Barry, was diagnosed in November with cholangiocarcinoma with mets to the liver. Normally about 5 or 6 days after chemo, he feels better. But this last time (and unfortunately, when he had an off-week from chemo), he has not felt well at all. He’s having a strange feeling in his upper abdominal area that he describes as just a “sick” or nauseated feeling. He has not been out of bed at all but to force himself to eat something. He can’t even sit up for more than a few minutes because it’s too uncomfortable.
He was supposed to have a CT scan today, but we are snowed in so had to postpone. The nurse prescribed medication for GERD but it’s not helping, and neither are pain or nausea meds, Zyrtec, Ecotrin… nothing seems to help. Any experience with this? He is not running a fever but is basically bed-ridden and barely eating. I’m very worried – he has treatment scheduled for this Thursday, but we are not sure if the roads will be driveable by then. Thanks for any insight.
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