Monday, July 20, 2009

How I felt after the first treatment...

June 30 - Took anti-nausea Dexa 8:30pm, and 2:30am
July 1 - 1st treatment of Taxotere Cytoxin from 9am-12pm - at about 3pm headache nausea started
July 2 - severe headache, nausea, flu symptoms
July 3 - diarrhea, severe headache, aches, soreness
July 4 - diarrhea, severe headache, aches, soreness, overall discomfort
July 5 - achiness, (attempt at movie), insomnia
July 6 - insomnia, fatigue, soreness in all joints
July 7 thru 11 - fever, debilitating, sleep problems, feeling of heavy wet wool blankets weighting me down, NO energy, inability to move, excessive weakness, earaches. CBC showed white count really low.
July 12 - fever broke in night, felt better, hair started falling out
July 13 - still low grade fever - ice compresses
July 14 - no night fever, the taste of Diet Coke has changed - yuck - can't drink it. Dr. appt: starting on L-glutamine for muscle soreness. He will add Neulasta after 2nd treatment. CBC showed white count has already bounced back to high 5,000s.
July 15 - the smell of other people's perfume is so strong, just passing someone leaves a perfume taste in my mouth for 3 hours
From July 15th to 20th felt much better, went to visit loved ones back home.
July 19th the last of the big clumps of hair were coming out, Margie cut the rest of what wisps were left off to about 1" lengths. Bought 2 wigs and a scarf.

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