Tuesday, October 20, 2009

They tell me...

They told me there would be side effects. However, I never could have expected nor understood the crazy side effects that would come with chemotherapy. I wanted to share with you some of the wild things I've felt over the past 4 weeks that just don't make sense.

1. Appetite increase or decrease: They told me my appetite would change. Some days I'm not interested in anything, while other days I'm hungry all day. The oddest thing is when I'm so hungry, but am so full I'm about to burst. How is that even possible?? I told Dashing about my insatiable hunger and his response, "Welcome to my life." I had no idea!

2. Comfort: They told me I may not always feel comfortable. I didn't think that meant hot and cold flashes, or both together. Yes, sometimes I feel hot AND cold at the same time. Again, I'm not sure how this is possible, but it happens. One minute I'll be wrapped up like an Eskimo in a snow storm and the next I'm debating putting on a swim suit.

3. Sleeping patterns: They told me I may get insomnia. I am sometimes so tired, yet can't get a wink of sleep. During chemotherapy, they give me steroids for a variety of reasons that have completely messed up my sleeping patterns. Then, they say don't take naps of more than an hour or things will get more screwy. Ugh.

What's to come, they say I'll lose my hair on day 21. That's tomorrow. Nothing's happened yet; however, no one is willing to bet that it won't happen. More to come.

8 comments :

DeDe said...

Keep your held held high, hun! I am still thinking about you and praying for you. Thanks for the update!

Jacci said...

I really admire you for staying so positive through all this. You're really an inspiration. Praying for you!

Trac~ said...

Big hugs sweetie! Sending lots of love and prayers your way. Please keep us posted! xoxoxo

Sweet Simplicity said...

Hang in there! I'm thinking about you.

Josie said...

Sending you big hugs love!!
TDH, Josie

Emily said...

Love and hugs to my BB!
TDH, Em

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration to all! We are proud of you and your strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Aunt Lorraine & Uncle Chuck

Anonymous said...

Well just think, its a good thing you live in AZ and fluctuations in temperature are common.... 60 degree air condition to 110 degree heat! Hang in there girly! You are doing amazing!!! Miss you! - Regina

 

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