Hi Sarah d ... Three years of about 7-8 different chemo regimens and a couple courses of radiation I can atest that nueropathy is one culprit to consider. I have the same situation with hot and cold but no headaches. I keep my security blanket and hospital socks handy. ( which was for sure added to my hospital bill.) My feet can get ice cold at times. My wife screams out when I do a touch test to hear feet. Ha! ain't I cruel ? Since stoppping the platinum base chemos thing have gradually got better but still plenty of nerve damage. Anxiety is another one. Also, once I was having chills then fever thinking it was chemo and cc related and it turned out to be a sinus infection. If they continue I would ask for a cbc and metabolic blood test to see wear your wbc and hemoglobin levels are at. I like Marion's suggestion especially about weakness. A heated blanket definitely of a long period will cause dehydration and weakness especially in the morning when you get up. You have like totally relaxed you muscles to like ah, I have no energy.
Ride it out and relax and calmed the emotion for a few days. IF you actually start a temp then test for low grade infection maybe. If this is happening at night when try to go to sleep, I take clonezapam 1mg tablet 15 minutes before bed if I'm wide awake 1 hour later I take another and night night.
Also a major surgery is quite a traumatic event. I was quite a case after mine. I felt very invaded and emotional drained. It took a good four months for me to turm things around. I started by just sitting in my truck and backing out to check the mail and back in again. Then listen to the radio. Weird hey. I'm saying all of us that have been through this have had a little post truamatic stress but works itself out pretty quickly if you keep focused on some short term goals. By the way I have relatives in Greewood lake NY/NJ. I't's in October another wedding, Might be a bit nippy for me. We'll see? Cost of fuel, cost of hotel, cost of food my my! Probally will have to pass on this one.
Bless Ya Sarah !
P.S. I,m sorry I forgot your a nurse, Just watch your vitals You can take it from there. If you think the doc needs to check you out.
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