(I just got cancer) On cycle four of chemo and worn out
I have absolutely been worn out since my second dose of chemo on cycle four. Turns out my Hemoglobin dropped to 9 again. My Nurse Practitioner had me get a shot of Aransp which builds red blood cells, but I am still wiped out. I may need blood again, but that is on hold for now as they want to see how I do with the Aransp. When my hemoglobin gets this low my legs are weak and I get short of breath. I have been doing my physical therapy exercises, but that has been a huge chore. I am grateful for everything and I know that this is just how chemotherapy goes, but yes it is a bitch.
I am working at being positive and I know that health and money will come. “Yes, I know health and money will come, health and money will come, health and money will come.” My children are always working to keep me positive and they have been doing all they can to sell things we have and look for assistance programs. The assistance programs are very limited, but they are still searching for financial help.
I am eating well and have not been nauseated lately which is wonderful. I also have been drinking more and more water for hydration. I have that constant issue with constipation and dehydration. We all have to remember that on chemo you must flush the system with 12 glasses of water a day and to stay away from caffeine. To anyone out there just smile as much as you can and be grateful for each day. You just never know what tomorrow may bring. In fact, it may be the best day of your life!
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