I have eusophagual cancer diagnosed about 6 months ago.
After surgery to remove the tumour (mostly) I underwent a 5 week course of IV and radiotherapy.
The first week was in hospital with daily IV with cisplatin (CDDP) and 5-FU (fluorouracil,Adrucil), and daily radiotherapy.
That was for 5 days, then for 3 weeks I went in each day for radiotherapy.
Finally, for the 5th week I was again admitted and had the same treatment as the first week, i.e. daily two-drug IV, and radiotherapy.
Okay, my problem is I felt almost dead when I left hospital - I felt really badly poisoned (which of course I had been!!). Short of breath, nausea, dizziness, bad metallic taste in my mouth, and unable to eat much, plus a very sore eusophagus. But not much pain apart from soreness and headaches.
I came home on the Sat 12th Sept., and really I don't feel much better now after almost two weeks. I just wonder how much longer this is going to continue? My dr. was not very specific at all on this just saying it varied a lot. I had expected to fell a lot better by now. (I have not seen him since leaving hospital).
I would appreciate some advice from those who had experience with this sort of thing. My main medication is Maxilon for nausea, paracetamol for pain and a mouthwash for ulcers. The nausea seems to be helped by lying down and taking weight off my stomach area.