Soooooo was it as bad as you thought it was going to be ???
I paused for a min. asked him to rephrase the ? and answered 'NO IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS I HAD IMAGINED' I was expecting the worst of the worst 3 weeks ago when I started chemo. I had memorized every side effect down to the last detail. I have antiemetic scripts to last several life times and haven't needed one pill yet. Even have 2 different kinds just in case it gets bad.
Imodium is my best friend--- my surgeon recomends soluble fiber also.
Got script today for mouth pain that I had for about 10 days following 7/14 chemo.(Magic mouthwash) is what my nurse calls it.[i have the recipe if you want it] you will have to find my email address on my web site and ask me to send it via an attachment PDF file. It is prescription so your Dr will have to give you one. www.caringbridge.org/visit/abelincoln
It hasn't been fun so far but it isn't what I was expecting either--- not nearly so bad.
I was afraid to go back to work but just finished a 40 hour week.[my first week back] Seems that I do have an allergy to the cheap/nasty toilet paper at work ...gives me diaper rash which is just what I needed along with the hemerhoids.
Used the generic EMOLA cream on my port today and didn't even feel the needle stick--- GREAT STUFF. Covered the cream with a 5 gal ziplock bag and duct tape. Thinking that I went a bit overboard the first time. But it did say to use an occlusive dressing and since I had no idea what the H that was had to invent one.[men fix]
Good thing I have no chest hair. The duct tape was a BAD BAD BAD idea. Think next time I'll use a sandwwich bag and blue painter's tape.
Now that I've had my 2nd taxotere crap I'm sure that what hair I might have left is going to fall out over the next several weeks. Need bikini waxing.
By the way---- my Drs have told me that I am cleared to resume normal "relations"------- looking for volunteers of the female variety.
Breasts or no breasts- doesn't matter. I've never been able to "please" a woman via her breasts. However you damn well better play with the one nipple that I have left. Feels GOOD.
Hope ya'll know that I an just fooling around but just incase you really want to fool around my phone # is 555-00000000000 area code 000
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