Tonight’s Top Ten Category is:
Top 10 Exciting Chemo Side Effects So Far
Number 10: Bone Pain- Most likely from the Neulasta shot meant to bolster white blood cell production. Adult growing pains never felt so horrible!
Number 9: Itchy Scalp- Instead of enjoying your hair for the last few days you have it, why not frantically itch it 24 hours a day?
Number 8: Night Sweats- Waking up in a swimming pool of your own sweat is one way to drop a few lbs.
Number 7: Constipation- Sewer back up? What sewer back up?! We love it in here!
Number 6: Cotton Mouth- When water tastes like soft milk, everybody wins.
Number 5: Dull Headache- Just annoying enough to notice at all times, but not bad enough to warrant constant whining (or narcotics).
Number 4: TasteBud Change- Fresh fruit tastes like dirt; sharp cheddar cheese becomes best option for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Number 3: Rashes- Pick a body part, pick a type of rash, ladies’ choice!
Number 2: Immunosuppression- Killer inner ear pain? Turns out you have your first double-ear infection since you had braces! Did I hear someone say urgent care?
Number 1: Gratitude: We take for granted our health, everyday. Be happy and grateful you aren’t experiencing #’s 10-2.
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I have the same side effects. The chemo mouth, awful bone pain, headaches. Stay strong is what everyone tells us, sometimes it’s just not that simple.