Fasting During Chemo (with an ostomy)?

Posted by pjebp @pjebp, Dec 18, 2021

Fasting During Chemo! I've done some reading on it so I know what it can do. Would you please share with me the details of what YOU did and how it worked for YOU?

I am especially interested in hearing from people who fasted during chemo with an ILEOSTOMY! I had my second chemo yesterday. First I received infused anti-nausea medication. Next I received steroids. On the second session I also received Avastin for one recently discovered biopsied liver metastasis. Then I received oxaliplatin for about 90 minutes, then a bolus of 5FU and then go home with a pump for 48 hours.

I am icing also. Other than being a little tired and groggy on and off in the days following my first session and a little bit of pain in my jaw on the first bite, I had no other side effects from the chemo. Thank you!

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@cjay, did you see this related discussion:
- Ileostomy reversal coming up - what will be my new normal?

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I did thank you! And I’m following it for updates👍

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