Chemo kicked my butt – I had thought I was going to kick it's butt. I was wrong! Some days my goal was just to walk down the hallway or to the bathroom. I had no idea what I was in for, and maybe that was a good thing.
Here are a few of my unfavorite things . .
tired [felt like I had weights on hands and feet]
hair loss [started off physically painful and I was a bit emotional, but ended up to be surprisingly refreshing]
headaches [damn you hormones!!! [smf-shaking my fist]
sores in mouth/throat [OMFG!] [maybe 5 days in or so]
rash [seriously, this is over my whole body and itchy too which didn't hit until 10 days in]
nausea [medicines have helped, so far it has been minimal, fingers crossed]
dizziness [now w/o hair, who knows, I could be blond]
chemo brain [I love this one, I now have a valid excuse to be at a loss for a word or my train of thought]
neuropathy [numbness or tingling in the fingers,toes and head]
crying [didn't even know this was a side effect-started about 8 days in]