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Nutrition was posted 08/24/2016 10:25 am by Anonymous
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So very sorry to hear of your wife's diagnosis. You have used your research skills well to already have underway what experienced folks have recommended. One thing for your wife I would recommend is to get a nutrition consult as needed on what foods and possibly drink supplements might be tolerated best and give the most bang for the buck if her ability to eat and digest foods change. On her good days try and get her to continue to get exercise by walking or doing other things she might enjoy. ** Although different in site, our friend who has had PC for almost 6 years and been at Stage 4 for 2.5 years with spread to the lungs was given Folfironox when found in both lungs which kept it stable for 2 years. When growth started again this spring, he underwent another aggressive chime (not sure what combo) which after three months of every other week, we just learned the treatment had stopped growth and shrunk all does. So once again in watchful mode. Of note in his case, his CA-19 levels never went above 200 and he said have been in normal or very close to normal even when there was the growth patterns. He has blood work done every 6 weeks and a scan every 12 to monitor his condition. For your own well-being, you do need to follow the advice to find a support system you can just share with. Also accept family and friends help to stay with your wife so that you can have breaks to just unwind yourself without any guilt because you need to be well for her. Keep a check on how you are doing as far as mental health, too, as prolonged stress can pull a person down. Prayers for both of you.

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