• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 114 (FAC Chemo Side Effects)


    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  1.71 miles;  Running Total: 27.07 miles)

    Day 114 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    This FAC chemotherapy is no joke.  The fatigue is the worst.

    I went for a short walk.  That 1.71 miles you see up there took almost forty five minutes.  I came home and immediately took a nap.

    The house was a complete disaster, so I enlisted my slave labor (ie. my children) in picking up.

    I had to keep sitting down to take breaks in between cleaning tasks.

    I took a second nap at 6:00 last night just so I could stay up and watch a movie with Justin.

    The hot flashes are stronger with this chemotherapy.  They wake me up three or four times a night.

    Also, the morning nosebleeds are a little worse.  Chemo dries you out so bad and I don’t have any nose hair left, so they were bound to  happen anyway.

    Still… gross, right?

    Also, my hands feel weak and my joints ache.

    Today’s silver lining:  The side effects seem to be tapering off.  I didn’t have to take the anti-nausea medication today.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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  1. Cindy Smith says:

    For your nose bleeds, have you tried a saline nasal spray? The work for me with my bad sinus issues, but may not for you. I use the Ocean brand. It is a kind of heavy spray and helps to clear out the nasal passages as well provide some moisture. Glad to hear that the nausea seems to be tapering off!

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