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Appetite #199790
02-11-2020 07:31 PM
02-11-2020 07:31 PM
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SueBee65 Offline OP
SueBee65  Offline OP

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My husband’s last chemo (cisplatin) and radiation treatments were on 12/26/19. He still has no appetite or hunger. When does this usually return?

Re: Appetite [Re: SueBee65] #199791
02-11-2020 07:44 PM
02-11-2020 07:44 PM
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ChristineB Offline
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No appetite is something most OC patients struggle with during the beginning of their recovery. This is a perfect example of the "everybodys different" situations. For some, its months while others only deal with no appetite for a few weeks.

I suggest mentioning this to his doc on the next appointment or if his next appointment isnt for a while, try calling the nurses to see if they have any suggestions. Ask his team if theres a nutritionist at the treatment facility he could work with. Nutritionists have all kinds of ideas and suggestions that might be helpful.

Best wishes with your husbands continued recovery!!!

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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