I’m feeling way better today than I was yesterday. Plus, Aiden took a 3 hour nap which is unheard of. I was able to get a lot done. I feel like I have had every side effect with this last chemo. Yesterday I went to Roswell with a long list of complaints. Somehow I must have cut my right arm and because of my low counts, it started looking really red and angry. The nurse said it did look infected, and they prescribed me with more antibiotics. I already take 2 plus an antifungal daily so I feel as though this should have prevented any infection. No fever. In addition, my bones hurt, my teeth for some reason feel as though they are going to fall out, and I can’t really brush them because my gums hurt so bad. They reassured me that they are not going to fall out . I also have the dreaded throat sores but they aren’t as bad as they were before so I am able to eat. I was extremely frustrated earlier this week because I have dealt with all this plus a horrible sounding cough that won’t go away and serious digestive issues. I’ve lost a total of 19 pounds but started treatment with extra baby weight thank god. I did lose a lot towards the end which I think has to do with my digestive issues making me not want to eat. I never lost my appetite or my taste buds though and am always hungry. I’m going to see a specialist tomorrow which I hope will help. I am extremely grateful that I am experiencing all this at the end. I think knowing that I am done and that it’s only going to get better is helping. I’m not sure how I would have handled things if all these side effects hit me earlier, knowing that I had several rounds of chemo to go. My husband keeps saying that he doesn’t understand why I forgot that the 2 weeks following chemo would be any different than it has been. I guess when a ton of people tell you it’s time to celebrate now that you’re done with treatment, you think it is over. I never factored in these two weeks when leaving Roswell on the 9th. In my head it was just time to celebrate. This Friday, I will go in for a CT scan then I’ll have another one in 3 months. The doctor said I can have a celebratory drink after my counts are up, which I am hoping will be Friday. Just one though as my livers been through a lot…so it better be a good one.
What a rough last round
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