A little bit of my info and lots of thank you's!!
Today I had my #6 Folfox of 12. I am halfway through. Yay! My counts are all a little lower, but not low enough to delay.
I am having all these crazy and annoying symptoms with the Oxy. Usually the first few days after chemo I am the most tired and nausea. But it seems with the last couple, those side effects lingered and I get worn out by evening and take my nausea meds everyday for the two weeks.
And jeesh...the Oxy!! I have the finger tingles like everyone says, and my hands cramp up like a claw at times (ew), and my finger nails sometimes hurt if they get cold. My feet are ok thank goodness. But oh man, my mouth!! I THINK ARE MY TEETH GOING TO FALL OUT?? they have this pressure like I hit them on something and feel lose. They are not lose and dont have a pain so to say. Just this annoying pressure that really doesn't go away. ..and of course there is the sharp object feeling in my throat and funny feeling on my tongue.
My hair even hurt the other day. LOL I know it did!!! So freakin weird!!....OH!! and I think my eyes hurt if they get teary. I mean like stinging, burning feel. And I think I remember some of you mentioning this. I just didn't recognize it right away...
Well my hair is thining, but still there. I cut it!! Took some control from the beast and made my own changes.
My appetite is a little less than treatments #1 &2 when I went crazy with food. I want sugar so bad....crave it!! This is mellowing out a little bit thank goodness. I was going crazy with milk and cookies. (bad girl I know)
Now....I have been having another issue. I have not been posting much here. When I first joined, I was so so scared and looked to all of you and received soo much love and support. I had my 2 surgeries, and started chemo. All the while coming here and reading. Well, I began to feel like I didn't have what I needed to offer. I feel like a kindergardner in a High School class at times. There are so many of you with all these great words of wisdom! I feel like I am still learning and don't know what to say at times, except my feelings. There are so many new people with the same fears I and we all have and it breaks my heart! I see you all come for them and hold them and support them and it's like the angels are wrapping their wings of comfort around them! I want to do that, but it makes me cry. It's so hard. I will get to where I will be brave enough once again, I just feel very inadequate with what I have to offer at times. I am sorry for that.
Anyway.....I am here, and I am hanging in there, and will to my best to be like the people I so look up to on here I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you have done for me!
Love, hugs and smiles from plh4gail
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