Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nausea and Fatigue and Cancer -

I was asked to write a short blurb about the chemo and radiation side effects of Nausea and Fatigue. Oh goodness, thinking back on those times is tough, really tough. But in the name of getting the word out, this is what I shared:

Ginger chews, morning-sickness lollypops, ginger-ale, soda crackers, dry heaves then eat, deep breathes of cool air, "I think I can, I think I can," cool wash cloth, sit up - don't lie down, Zofran, Benadryl, Phenergen, Marinol, marijuana, puke, puke, puke, Ommmmmm. These were my remedies for chemo-induced nausea. The ones that finally worked were ginger chews and dry heaving before I ate, puking bile instead of breakfast. Yuck.

Just let me sleep for 5 more minutes. Why am I so tired, I've already slept 10 hours. Oh morning naps feel so good, just like a cat soaking in the sun. Pushing a grocery cart down the aisle - stop, rest, lean against the cereal boxes, just a little more, one foot in front of the next. 30 minutes of walking a day? I'll need to hold on to someone, unsteady, but determined. One foot in front of the next. How long does this last? No one mentioned fatig . . . . . . .

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