My husband was diagnosied in mid November with small bowel/duodenal cancer (poorly differentiated) which has infiltrated into head of pancreas also. Whipple was to be undertaken 9 Dec but laparoscope revealed metastises to retroperiteneal tissue and a couple of spots to outside of stomach lining so 2 gastric bypasses performed as palliative treatment. Now on 2nd cycle of chemo (of 12 planned). Oxaliplatin/Leucovorin by IV and then Fluorouracil for 2 days by pump at home.
We both have a very deep Christian faith in the Lord Jesus Christ which gives us great comfort but of course we experience all the highs and lows that go with this disease.
As carer for my husband who I love dearly I would really appreciate any advice/suggestions for dealing with the effects of chemo - especially mouth ulcers and mouth sensitivity.. I am thankful for forums like this where people share their experiences and encouragement 🙂
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.