September 21, 2006

Chemotherapy effects

Follow-up to chemo after–effects from Margi Levy's blog

What is really strange is that there seem to be good days and bad days with the chemotherapy. Tuesday was a brilliant day. I seemed to have a lot of energy and was baking and cleaning. Very domesticated! Went to the gym and went swimming. Felt really good after that. Does not sound much, but it took up most of the day. Felt great and was thinking futures. Sometimes it is difficult to know what to do for the best. I do sometimes wonder how I managed to work at all – my brain is somewhere in my boots half the time.

It can get quite lonely at home, although I have lots of good friends who come and see me. The curse of the professional woman is that friends are too, so during the day it is difficult to meet up.

Wednesday was a really own day. I felt dperessed all day. I am not sure why, although it might be to do with stress. The littlest things going not quite to plan seem to become overly important. It might be chemical, I don’t know what effect the drugs have. All I know is I was glad the day ended. Nothing seemed to go right and I had no energy. Probably overdid it on tuesday. Maybe I need to learn to pace myself better: always been a problem.

Today, I am fine again. I did sleep better which may have helped. Starting to be optimistic again and get a few things done.


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  1. Hamid Sirhan

    When my father was undergoing his chemotherapy treatments, he found the sudden lack of energy difficult to go through as well and the mixture of drugs he was talking had a big impact upon his mood as well (depression, anger etc.). It was all compounded by the fact that the tiredness meant he couldn’t do what he easily used to be able to do – so even simple tasks that he used to love doing, like going shopping on a Sunday to buy some ingredients to make us a surprise Arabic dish became impossible.

    I can imagine (or at least try to imagine) how tough it must be for you and can’t say much more than just bear with the hard times and look forward to, hopefully, the end of the treatment and saying goodbye to the cancer. Having an understanding and caring family will help a lot and if you ever want to talk, you’re always welcome to drop me an email at: Taishakutin@gmail.com

    21 Sep 2006, 18:48


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