Aug 22, 2010 - 3:16 pm
I had a rough time with my last round of chemo. I felt sick since second infusion and after the third infusion I basically could not get out of bed. I called my doctor after four days in bed and when she saw what shape I was in she sent me to the ER across the street. After the usual barrage of tests I was admitted. I spent 8 days in the hospital. My blood counts and even potassium were very low. They said I had an infection but could not pinpoint exactly where. I have been home for four days and although I feel good my energy level is low. I have to go back for my next round of chemo on 8/25 and I am very scared.
My dr scolded me and said not to wait so long to call in. I said it is hard to tell what is "normal" sick from chemo and when something else may be wrong. She said if I cannot eat or drink much for a couple of days to call. I thought I was eating enough although I was only eating potato, rice, applesauce and I know I was not drinking enough but it is so hard for me to drink when my stomach feels like I was punched or kicked.
I cannot wait to get through my treatment so I can get healthy and enjoy some time with my family and friends. Sometimes the treatment seems worse than the disease but I know without it I wouldn't be here for long.
This is a bad hand we have been dealt but there is nothing to do but play the cards and hope/pray for the best. Thank you ladies for your support.