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So…chemotherapy. The actual session was fairly easy on me. Long, over seven hours of sitting in a chair attached to a tube dribbling toxins into me. But I tolerated it pretty well.

It was afterwards that really nailed me. As soon as I got home, I spiked a fever of 102. Tylenol brought it down to under 100; otherwise, we were looking at a trip to the ER. And since then, I’ve been incredibly drained. It’s taking all the energy I have to write this blog post. I’m a combination of incredibly exhausted and jittery. I’m not sure if the jittery is from the prednisone or the other chemo meds, but it’s a really unpleasant combination.

Also, my mouth is terribly dry. Food tastes weird…or doesn’t taste at all. But on an up note, the anti-nausea drugs appear to be doing their job. So far, no queasy. *crossing fingers*

Today is better than yesterday. And yesterday was better than the day before.

Originally published at EugieFoster.com. You can comment here or there.

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On November 10th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC), jaylake commented:
Be as well as you can.
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On November 10th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC), threeoutside replied:
*hugs* sweetie. I'm so sorry you have to go through this.
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On November 10th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC), vaughan_stanger commented:
All strength to you, Eugie. I trust each day will be better than the previous one.
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On November 11th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC), jmward14 commented:
Sending all the good wishes I've got. Hugs and prayers and juju, too.
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On November 11th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC), gillpolack commented:
Thinking much support your way.

Prednisone sends me bouncing off walls, if that's any help. It's a total pain when one is too sick to do anything but still bouncing. If the jittery is from the prednisone, it will calm down as the dose scales down.
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On November 11th, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC), raidingparty replied:
Thanks for keeping us updated!
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