I really appreciate everyone's response. It seems every doctor has a different idea -- it's so overwhelming! Right now, Bill is just taking digestive enzymes and CoQ10, plus he has a few Boost shakes a week, and I have some meal replacement powder with extra vitamins that I put in fruit/yogurt (the good, natural kind) smoothies. I think I'll look for the IP6 & Inositol without the added mushroom, because it does seem to come up in a lot of research.
It can be difficult when you're researching on someone else's behalf (especialy when your onc is of no help in this area). If it were me, I'd be happily seeing multiple types of doctors to get as much info as possible -- that's how I do things. With Bill, the last thing he wants is to be running all over the place to doctors, because it makes him feel "sick," like the cancer has totally taken over our lives, which I understand completely too. He's happy to take supplements and try new things, but he's also putting his trust in me -- I'm a bit gun-shy after the Maitake mushroom thing. What I do know, is that I trust the info I receive from this board much more than any info I receive from a vitamin store.
Thanks so much to you all! Bill starts his 3rd cycle of chemo today.
In loving memory of my best friend, soul mate and hubby, Bill (aka "bware21").
You are my most favorite person -- forever.
July 17, 1952 - July 16, 2007
"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." - James 1:17