During the first month on a new chemotherapy medication, there are many unknowns. Although specific side affects are indicated, the manner in which each patient responds varies.
For the previous chemotherapy medication, Sherryl felt agitated during the first month, and then she felt fine. During the first month of this new chemotherapy medication, Sherryl initially felt jittery. Now she feels "funky" and "worn out." She's not depressed and she's not tired. She's just worn out.
She's experiencing some nausea and has been given a medication to offset that specific side affect. As she rides out this first cycle of the new chemo cocktail, she continues to push herself while getting lots of rest, too. It was a busy weekend, but lots of fun as we combined birthday celebrations for Nadine (March 1) and Haley (March 9). Sherryl spent time with Austin and other friends, too.
Sherryl has been busy the past few weeks and weekends, so she's decided to spend a full weekday at home this week. No appointments and no plans. She may dabble in a few craft projects, or she may not. She may just rest all day. If that's the case, she's let us know that she'll be taking "coffee breaks between naps."