Tuesday was my first day of chemo, Round Two. A “Round of Chemo” for me is defined as two weeks on, one week off.
Tuesdays are the tougher of the two days of the week when I receive infusions, since I receive three drugs on Tuesdays and just one on Friday — the PARP, the one with fewer side-effects. Wednesdays and Thursdays are my worst days, with Wednesdays in the lead by a long shot.
The last two Wednesdays following the Tuesday chemo were tolerable. Today, not so much. I’d describe it as Blech!
Nausea, near vomiting, but not any, as I immediately took the anti-nausea drugs when that feeling washed over me, and stayed on them all day. Unable to eat much of anything — an English muffin, a yogurt, a piece of toast for dinner. Achey, tired, light-headed, cold sweats, my head hurts. Blech!
Tomorrow will be a better day.
Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson