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EZLiving66
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I had chemo on Tuesday, Neulasta on Wednesday and I am so tired today I can barely move.  Hopefully tomorrow will be better!  Haven't had much bone pain but I was taking Claritin and have my Oxycodon if I need it.  No appetite but I see a nutritionist the week after next to see if we can come up with a low cholesterol, low salt, low fat, lactose free diet that gives me enough calories to maintain my weight.  So far I'm down 23# but I continue to drink, drink and drink some more.

Hopefully I will get more energy and be able to answer some of your posts.

Take care,

Eldri (falling asleep as I type)

pinky104
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Does your skin look really pale and pasty?  Are you short of breath while walking?  You may need a blood transfusion for chemo-induced anemia.  That's what I had.  You should probably give your oncologist a call. 

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EZLiving66
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I had sent some pictures to my sister and she said chemo must agree with you, you look 20 years younger.  I don't know why, but my skin looks great - clear, less wrinkles, healthy color....it's crazy!  I'm not short of breath, just feel like I close my eyes and take a nap every ten minutes.....which is exactly what I'm doing.  I have diarhhea again, just like the first time but it's not as bad since I didn't take any Miralax this time.  I'm eating salty Campbells chicken noodle soup as they recommended and I'm not as shaky as I was before.  

Hopefully by Monday I'll have my energy back and can get my house cleaned!!  The dust bunnies are threatening to take over!!  LOL

 

Take care,

Eldri

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Editgrl
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Have you tried any lactose free protein shakes or protein powders in smoothies?  These might help if you have no appetite for solid food and could be a stop-gap measure until you see the nutritionist.  These helped me after I lost weight from my surgery and hospital stay for gastritis.

Chris

 

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EZLiving66
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I'll have to try that.  My taste buds are not tasting things right.  I had an orange and it tasted very strange but yet, a few grapes tasted good.  I keep eating my salmon too to build that WBC up.  It seems to be working too.

Take care,

Eldri

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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Eldri,

My second chemo was the hardest for me from a fatigue perspective.  I could barely put one foot in front of the other.

I still have a lot of fatigue with each transfusion. But, not as bad as that second one.

It will pass. But you may not get to a feeling normal level for a few days yet. And, you may be tired for about a week or so.

At least that has been my experience.  I am 16 days out from chemo #4 and feel pretty good now.

I hope you feel better soon!

BTW, welcome to the chemo taste buds! Some things you normally love may not taste good.  I just experienced a new awful with this one.... Walnuts are now off my eat list. lol

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Lou Ann M
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I am always the most fatigued on day 4 after chemo It usually lasts a few days and then slowly starts to ,get better.  This is day 10 and i have a little more energy.  I actually made it through Walmart and didn't have to sit down and rest.  I know that I have moderate amnemia that doesn't help the tiredness..  I feel like I am on a roller-coaster ride.

My taste buds seem to be on the same roller-coaster  At 1st I don't have a taste for anything.  My taste comes back right before it is time for the next chemo.  I have been trying fruit smoothies with protein powder.  Some times I can drink them and sometimes not.  I want to try freezing some smoothies into popcycles, but you have to have energy to do that.

Hugs and prayers, Lou Ann

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