Sooooooooo close to being done with this chapter, yet I still get nervous walking into the infusion room. Nervous about the initial port poke, nervous about the flushing of the port (tastes like alcohol and tends to make me pretty nauseous), & extremely nervous on how this round of medicine will affect my body.
But slowly celebrating my win of being DONE with this crap.
Because friends.... I might look ok, act like I’m doing well, have a good attitude, BUT this crap SUCKS. Every single part of it.
But as o keep saying, I’m doing it! Day by Day.... doing it!
I haven’t had any bad reactions from the last 2 infusions so they were able to turn up the drip to pretty quick with this eoubd. So I was only there for about 3-4 hours instead of 4-5. Yeah!
I got home and had a snack and then went to bed. I was feeling pretty worn out as I tend to get after these long days.
But then around 7:00pm I started to not feel too well. I immediately looked in the mirror and my face and neck were bright red. I was having a little reaction, but a little Tylenol and rest and I was doing a little better. Just HOT. Your nerves can have a reaction with this cocktail and I tend to get really red cheeks but never my whole face.
By the morning, it had passed and I was feeling a little better. Tired but better.
This round gave me a little neuropathy but the biggest side effect fatigue. Tired.... ALL the time. Like I could lay down all day every day, which tends to be the biggest con of chemotherapy. Remember it’s compounded so everything I do just adds just and exhaust me more and more.
I was super lucky to have another one of my good friends join me and take care of me. Thank You Shirlee, you have been an extremely part of my journey and tribe. Love ya mama!!