After the initial crawling back into bed post chemo # 1, I have experienced:
- Hot and cold sweats (day 1-3)
- Fatigue - like sooper dooper tired
- Muzzy head (day 1-3)
- Joint ache in my right shoulder (4-5)
- Sore throat (4-7)
- Indigestion (use Gaviscon)
- Change in taste
- Cold, muscle ache and runny nose & sneezing (Day 6+)
Chemotherapy is very do-able. It affects everyone differently and each day can present with it another ailment or something new to moan about(boring). It's completely bonkers. BUT it's OK. What I can tell you is that I have felt completely pooped and have done my fair share of lolling around and sleeping and on a couple of occasions - not sleeping at all. My body has its own unique temperature gauge.
I have now finished all anti sickness tablets until next cycle and had my last injection this morning at 06:30am for my immune system. This now means that my husband can have his half an hour in bed back, rather than `stabbing` me before he goes to work.
From days 10-14 I have an increased risk of infection and need to avoid everyone. For me this is really important as I do not want the condition of neutropenia which could delay my treatment plan in anyway and then it's Christmas Eve.
Love Tam x x x x