Thought I would check in, I've just completed week 5 and it was all I thought it was going to be. Almost threw in the towel on Wednesday but reading on this website and seeing all you amazing people fight your way through this, I knew I had to go on. I want to be like you guys. So here I am, Friday, with two days off, and three days of radiation left. Can ya give me an Amen?
Last round of chemo hit me bad this time, Nausea couldn't be controlled, and I have found myself very weak and tired. It only lasted three days but felt like an eternity. I'm better now. Still struggling to find stuff to eat, for some reason Kraft Mac n'cheese is doing the trick this week. Thinks like rice and seeds and bread scratch at my throat. Noodles are soft and I'm able to swallow without adverse reaction.
Elimination - It's a nightmare and I cry my way through it. I've tried all the recommended tricks, and I'm just putting one foot in front of the other. I'm staying dosed up on pain pills, but for some reason regardless of the strength, elimination is going to burn and sting. I have discovered that a benedryl capsule will help with the incessant itching and also adds an effective sleeping aid to the mix.
Looking forward to the weekend. Just thought I'd touch base.