Just wondering about drinking (in excess) while going through chemo

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Just wondering about drinking (in excess) while going through chemo

by bjcj1001 on Thu Aug 04, 2016 04:16 PM

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My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroendocrine Carcinoma in February.  He has been a heavy drinking for 20+ years, but right before and for about a month after his diagnosis, he had lost the desire to drink.  He said it just didn't taste right anymore.  However, after about a month, he began drinking again.  Because of his weight loss, he can't drink as many beers as he could before to reach 'his limit', but I'm just wondering how safe that is.  I've made comments here and there about how it's probably not a good idea to drink while going through chemo (& taking prescription medication), but his comment is and has always been "I'm dying anyways, what difference does it make...I'm going to die enjoying myself".  Has anyone ever been through a situation like this?  I can honestly say he is drunk almost every single night.  He had dehydration issues on chemo days a couple of times and they had to delay treatment by a week, so he has stopped drinking the day before treatment, but that is about it.  I don't want to push or nag him because I know he's got A LOT going on right now...I don't want to give him anymore reasons to stress, but I'm worried!!

RE: Just wondering about drinking (in excess) while going through chemo

by Bernardoilo on Mon Aug 15, 2016 08:54 AM

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Maybe explain that alcohol will accelerate the process before death. He may wish to make. Anyway, it's not an easy situation to live and I send you my greetings and encouragement. cordially

RE: Just wondering about drinking (in excess) while going through chemo

by RobertJackson on Tue Jan 24, 2017 05:19 AM

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Hi you there, this is not an easy situation you can explain him peacefully that excess drinking is not good for you and encourage him to do daily yoga and when he is with you make him busy in any work.

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