Mar 10, 2010 - 10:24 am
My first week of treatment, I was given Mitomycin and a 96-hour infusion of 5-FU. The treatment started on Monday and by Wednesday, I was starting to feel really bad. By Friday night, after the 5-FU pump came off, I could barely get out of bed. I was so weak, I could barely get to the bathroom without feeling like I was going to pass out. It was like having the worst flu of my life, but without the fever or aches or nausea. Just extreme weakness and feeling cold and clammy.
When I told my oncologist's office about what happened that following Monday, they looked at me like I was nuts and said that in 15 years they've never seen anyone react like that. They pretty much told me it must be all in my head. My bloodwork at the point was all still normal. My husband and sister saw me that weekend and they were witnesses to how sick I was.
My question is: Did anyone else have this reaction to the chemo? Am I really the only one?