- Tiredness is unbelievable. I made it to work most days, but was only able to get 4-6 hours in. I actually think that was pretty good.
- Taking the pain meds helps.
- My stomach feels like it has something inside it, pulling the insides toward it. There's just a dull ache in my stomach area.
- Sunday night I had horrible lower back pains. Took some of the pain meds and went to sleep. Unfortunately, I woke up every couple of hours, but not too much pain in my back. Maybe that was just a fluke with the back pain.
- I need to just take the pain meds and not worry about it. I can take 4 a day, but I just take one morning and night.
- My feet and fingers are starting to get a tingly sensation in them. I'm taking a natural supplement to help that.
- I get a slight fever, 100.7 through 99.8 or so. Kasey takes my temperature a lot and has been writing it down in a journal for me so we can keep an eye on it.
- My mouth feels weird, like my tongue is more tingly than before. It's really strange.
- I have a slight sore throat off and on.
The second week of chemo was a little better:
- Not quite as tired
- Stomach bloating hit me on Wednesday (week and 2 days after chemo). That was a really weird feeling, I had it through Sunday the day of this posting. I'm drinking a lot of water, but I think it has something to do with one of the drugs, maybe the Neulasta. I'm going to add it to my list to ask them about when I go this next week for my 2nd Chemo session.
- Still have the strange feeling in my mouth, I gargle with a mixture of water, baking soda and salt and it does help.
- I haven't had any coffee or Diet Cokes since chemo. I love both of them but they don't even sound good.
- No problems with my hair so far, haven't lost any. My scalp feels a little tingly every once in a while. I love the short style, I just wash it and go! No styling tools.
- I'm not taking any pain meds this week. Just one every once in a while. I don't want to get hooked on them if I can keep from it.
I'm happy to say that my insurance company approved genetic testing for me. I had to prove that I had enough cancer in my family to warrant insurance paying for it. They will send the results to the Cancer Center, so maybe I will know the results next week.