Topic: Gemzar side effects this week.
I just finished my fourth month of Gemzar last Friday. It seems that every visit provides me an opportunity to experience a new side effect.
This week was tough. Even with Zofran I thought I was going to hurl before I even finished the infusion of Gemzar. Friday evening and Saturday were the typical "icky" feeling. Sunday though... holy smoke. Super icky! I made home made chicken soup for dinner. My girl friend said it was very tasty. I couldn't tell, I only had about two spoon fulls of it. I even had a light fever of 100.9.
A terrific rash developed on my belly and thighs. A different rash from the acne type of rash I normally break out in. So, today there will be a call to the oncologist.
Yesterday I stayed home from work because I was just feeling rotten.
Today I feel much better. The rash is still there. I am going back to work and hopefully I'll make the entire day without hitting a fatigue wall.
This is the longest "icky" session that I've had to date. A friend indicates that chemo is cumulative, and that I will be feeling more and more side effects over the next two months. Oh joy!
The plus here to note, is that icky to me is a sign that the chemo is working.
Thanks for reading my little update