Bob has finished his radiation on Apr 1, then on 1 week later had his last Chemo light (Ebitux). On Apr 2 he had his implants/reconstruction surgery completed. He is on his 18th HBO treatment and they will re-evaluate on his 20th treatment if they will continue with 10 more. His face has finally healed from all the radiation/redness and sores. He still is having to use a feeding tube, since his obturator can't stay up (Besides the surgeon wants his implants to heal without anything touching them). All in all Bob is on the road to recovery. The implants prob. won't be really healed until Sept and at that time he can get his obturator to attach to the implants (Steak .... first meal of choice). We're starting to introduce some "real" food ... well, maybe... I should say, blended, puree food like cream soups, malts, etc. Even though he has the feeding tube, we want him to start introducing some "real" food to help him gain some weight.
OK ... my question is .... Bob still seems to be tired still !!! He doesn't sleep that well at night, gets up about 4 times to potty, get some water (his mouth is still dry, but not as bad as it was before). Then maybe around 10am, he needs to take a nap. I know radiation/chemo knocks the crap of you ..... but when does it get back to normal ...or is this the "new" normal for Bob. I just want my husband to get his life back. I hate what cancer has done to him. I HATE CANCER !!!!!!!