Because of traveling and swollen legs I didn't have chemo for two weeks. Tuesday I was back in the chemo cycle. And chemo kicked my butt this week. I am not anyways as sick as last winter. But I had issues that slowed me down.
I never sleep well the night before chemo, just nerves. I know it doesn't hurt, but I get anxious. That was one night of broken sleep. Tuesday night the chemo didn't just break my sleep, it did away with it. This is a minor side effect ( minor except when it happens to me) sleep pattern messed up. So about 2 hours sleep. I planned to nap most of Wednesday, that didn't work. It didn't matter how tired I was, I couldn't go to sleep. I did sleep Wednesday night.
I was really tired all week. Thursday I slept most of the day and early evening. Friday I napped several times. Today I am perkier.
Along with the sleep issues and tiredness, I have been nauseated. No throwing up, just at the point my mother used to say, "five minutes before vomiting". I took my pills and they sort of helped. I had two days I didn't really eat anything. I was so nauseated I couldn't even eat chocolate! That was a first. I made myself eat yesterday, I can't get gaunt again.
There is some good news. When I finished the second round of antibiotics, my legs were still swollen. My doctor put me on a diuretic. She felt the skin was stretched and holding fluid. Within in four days I had ankles again. The diuretic is now to be taken as needed.
I am not real sick, just not as good as I have been. We will see how this next Tuesday works.