chemo cruelties [round 1]

 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]

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]