Is there ever a time after chemo treatments begin (and/or radiation for that matter) that you ever feel kind of back to normal, maybe even good? Since my husband's dx of ext SCLC, 5 rounds of radiation and 2 chemo tx's, he hasn't felt anything but bad (miserable even). There hasn't been a day when he's said, "gee, I feel ok today!" I understand SCLC vs NSCLC, but if you never feel good, or even ok, what am I missing about the point of treating? I'm not being negative nor discourgaing him, nor would I, but this suffering is mind-boggling. He NEVER gets a break from suffering, and I'm not just talking about pain. Despite the nausea pills, hydration, neuprogen, etc., he's never better. Am I missing something here or is this just the way it is? I know he'll never go into remission, but this just seems crazy and I don't get where he is drawing his strength to go on (it certainly isn't from his low white cell count @ 1.3 when they released him from the hosp once his double pnemonia stablized, according to them). I don't mean to upset anyone with my feeling this futility and pray I won't! Also, are there pills to increase your white cell count? He was getting the neuprogen shots while in the hospital, but nothing now that he's been released and is back home. His count is far from back to normal. Perhaps just taking a break from chemo as the dr. is planning for a bit will automatically increase his white cell count? Prayers for all, and hugs, too! God bless you all - you are such brave souls!!