I'm at Day #5 of my journey, and so far, so good. I'm trying to take one day at a time, and I'd love to really believe this is how it will be the whole way down the road! I was able to go out Saturday evening to a family birthday dinner after purposely taking it easy on the first day. But Sunday I woke up feeling great; went to the gym, bought some flowers for my deck, and picked up a few things at the grocery store!!
Today, Wednesday, is the first time I really felt it at work. The afternoon was tough because I was really tired, but I managed to stay for a faculty meeting, and then took a nap when I got home. A bit of nausea, and not much appetite.
Have I mentioned what a ground hog I am?? For at least the last 3 months I was on a total eating binge! I chalked it up to nerves and anxiety, and the knowledge that soon nothing was really going to taste good. So I had been eating absolutely anything I wanted, and began to feel like a groundhog plumping up for the winter. Consequently, there are extra pounds here that will keep me going for awhile, even with a loss of appetite. I read on a chat line about some other people having the same reaction; I doubt that it is unique.
Blood work tomorrow. I had a baseline drawn last week, so this will be the first comparison sample. An online friend of mine undergoing a second time treatment reported that it didn't hit her hard until the third week of treatment. Say a prayer for me, maybe I won't get hit as badly!