May 24, 2003 - 7:09 pm
I had my first chemo last week. Had it on Friday so I could go back to work on Monday. I have a couple of co-workers that did just that and it worked out just fine. The nausea was nothing worse than being pregnant, but I was not prepared for the extreme fatigue. I didn't make it in at all on Monday, only lasted 1 1/2 hrs on Tuesday, never made it past noon the entire week and by Thursday afternoon my boss called me at home and all but insisted that I not come back until next week. I called my dr's office and was told that this is normal. Is it really? Trust me when I say I am not a wimp, but I barely made it out of the grocery store yesterday on my own steam! Any advice on how to bounce back faster? I got over the two surgeries by pushing myself a little more than was comfortable each day, but when I try that now I crash!