Let me share with you these e-mails. And I get to receive such e-mails or hear such horror stories all too often.
30 January 2013
My husband had passed away last November 2012. After two cycles of chemo, he experienced leg weakness. He stopped chemo after that. Then he was paralysed starting from the legs, and moving upwards to both hands, and finally his breathing muscle was affected. He died due to breathing difficulties.
In any case, I would like to thank you for the help rendered. Thanks and regards,
Comment: Two shots of chemo and he was dead?
This was what his wife wrote on 14 June 2012.
Dear Chris, The doctor (looked experienced and kind) suggested Gemzar and Cisplatin for six cycles. He did not recommend radio because it is not solving the root cause of the growth (previous radio sites also growing). Honestly, I’m at loss because I also frightened of chemo after so many awful stories. Finally, we decided to try out 1 or 2 cycles and monitor my husband’s condition, scheduled to start next week. I know this sounds stupid. However, there does not seem to be other avenue to slow down this growth. We still plan to continue with herbs long term- but can we have herbs during chemo? Thanks and regards.