I made it through my first round of chemo with little to no side effects. However, when I came home from the hospital, it all hit me. I have been home for 7 days, and I am doing much better now, but I was in bad shape the last week. Some highlights:
- I don't really have energy to do anything, including type :).
- I didn't eat much solid food until yesterday.
- I've been in pain from the IP catheter they put in my belly.
- I had to go to the emergency room due to low calcium. My muscles were seizing up and I could't talk or breathe.
So, that's some of the bad things. Yesterday I hit a turnaround. I ate 2 meals of solid food, which I need for energy. I walked around the hospital without a wheelchair (this is a big step). Finally, I took a shower and shaved. Man that felt good.
So, the situation is bad but getting better. I go back for another chemo treatment on the 26th. I am not looking forward to it, but I am determined to be in better shape for this treatment than I was for the last.
Thank you all for the emails, I love you guys...