Nov 13, 2011 - 3:28 pm
Just completed first week of chemo (5 FU and Mytomycin via fanny pack pump) and radiation. I had constant nausea the first day, but was greatly helped by the anti-nausea meds. This has truly been a struggle. Being unable to do so many things I'd taken for granted (like showering) has been very trying. I've occasionally felt truly helpless.
What really floored me was the fatigue. I never imagined that I could feel so thoroughly (physically and emotionally) exhausted - there were a couple days that I could barely make it from the bed to the bathroom. This has truly been a struggle.
I was unhooked from the pump on Friday, and have felt a real sense of liberation since :-) I'm going back to work tomorrow. 5 more weeks of radiation, then re-evaluation.
The journey continues...