Updated: May 16
The is always a long laundry list of side effects and symptoms associated with chemotherapy. Some people are lucky and only get one or two of the side effects. Others not so much, they are hit with every possible side effect listed!
I just completed my 5th round of Taxol and I thought I would share this video with you all which takes a deep dive into exactly how I am feeling after treatment. To date, I have had 4 rounds of AC, and 5 of Taxol; only 7 more chemo treatments to go. What I am experiencing thus far however includes:
-Starting to loose my eye lashes, you can really tell when I blink!
-Neuropathy / numbness/ tingling in the fingers and hand
-"Chemo Brain" a lot of trouble coming up with the right word
-Lack of concentration and focus (I think this is associated with some of the fatigue and chemo brain I am feeling
I'm managing well though. I think it is important with all of this that there are going to be good days when you feel like a million bucks, and then there are going to be days where just just don't feel well at all. I call it "my adventure" because you never know what the day is going to bring, and sometimes, you just need to roll with it!