I feel a big rugged at the moment . Last week I started Treatment #1 of my Taxol.
The little Drummers both ended up very unwell with Rotavirus (gastro) , one in hospital for 3 days . I was so busy looking after them I didn't notice any side effects or they were minimal.
This Monday I had #2 - yesterday my back started aching. I didn't sleep well at all from the discomfort . Today the backache is bearable with Nurofen and I started getting nose bleeds today.
All minor side effects and I'm not whinging just saying it feels like I am in a place that while I'd would rather not be at this time - I am and I just have to suck it up.
The effects are cumulative apparently (ie can get worse over time)
I know some people just don't get it ...the chance.
So what am I going to do ?
- Think positively
- Be present and not worry about what is ahead
- Organise less for the worse days
- Drink lots of water
- Go to bed earlier
- Eat whole-food and fresh fruit
- Listen to Music
- Use my hammock
- Breathe Deeply
- (I will speak to the Oncologist and nurse too)