The first treatment cycle is over

The first cycle of chemotherapy ended on Monday 5/27. I was still pretty sick until around Wednesday. At this point I’m feeling a lot more like my old self again.

One of the unfortunate side effects of the nausea is that it made me hungry all the time — believe it or not! It is a strange kind of feeling that is a mix of nausea and hunger, but it would get somewhat better when I ate. Of course, I have gained around 7 pounds during the last two weeks! I’m hoping to get a couple of those pounds off before the next treatment cycle begins again.

I had forgotten what it feels like to be “me”. I can feel such a huge difference in my everyday activities now that I’m off the chemo for a couple of days. It really makes me dread going back on it in two weeks, but of course I must.