Nov 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm
Over the weekend (my 96 hours of chemo) I felt pretty good. I drank 75 oz. of water a day and ate like I normally eat. Saturday I kind of felt out of it, like I had taken some heavy cold medicine, but that lifted by the next day. I did sleep a lot this weekend. I was in bed by 7 PM and relaxing and to sleep by 8 PM most of the long weekend. I have been constipated and that caused the rectal bleeding again… I was feeling good today until they had taken off the pump, flushed the lines with heparin and started the bag of fluids and another IV of anti-nausea medicine, when I had a wave of nausea hit me pretty strong.
One of the chemo Dr.s (not mine) came over and told me that it was all in my head,since I had eaten breakfast just prior to that, and that people expect to get sick at chemo and so they do. (Ya, didn’t have that experience 96 hours before, why would I think that I would now??!!)
Then the chemo nurse came over and said that this next week would be the toughest for chemo, and since I was feeling nauseated that I should start taking the super strong nausea RX medicine they gave me for that on a regular basis for awhile. I ate some Greek protein yogurt and feel fine now. I don’t want to take the RX unless I have to because it will knock me out. However, if I do start feeling that way again, I will certainly take it. I will see the chemo peeps next Monday for blood count and dressing change on my central line.
Is this similar to any of you that have gone through this? Is there anything I can do or eat to keep my blood counts as high as possible during this week? Or will I just need to monitor how I am feeling and call the DR. if it gets bad?