I have been procrastinating this post, because I was waiting for a turn around where I could report that I was feeling okay and optimistic!
Plainly put...my body is not responding well to the chemo and I am having some severe reactions that are making each day, night, minute, etc...pretty miserable. I can't eat or drink which has caused dehydration. IV liquids yesterday lifted my energy a bit but pain and symptoms worsened overnight. They are running all kinds of tests to identify the problem,but so far... we can't find an answer. I might have some bacterial infection in my stomach caused from the chemo..I might be missing some critical enzyme, etc.
All I know is...I have barely gotten ot of bed in days and I am pretty lifeless. I hardly recognize my own body anymore...as all of the things I am used to feeling and doing are gone. Chemo isn't supposed to be this bad and I am really hoping we can make get some answers before long. I am sorry I can't post more positive news!! My mom and others are now having to do ALL of my daily tasks and I can't tell you how hard that is. The thought of six more months of this does't sound too appealing right now.