Well I am starting to feel better and better. I think the chemo is out of my system but there are side effects lingering though…my hair is continuing to fall out and my scalp, still tender. My nose is bleeding off and on and I have headaches quite often too.
Xmas tired me right out so I have spent days resting but have been able to bike or walk most days. I also still get tired and need to rest for probably half the day. I don’t seem to be able to tolerate much additional stress. I can usually do a short outing plus exercise each day.
Sleep is probably my biggest bug bear (that I can’t sleep well).
I think the Herceptin is continuing to cause nerve damage in my fingers and feet. I have my 7th Herceptin cycle this week.
I finally got those horrible side effects out of my system about two days ago. That hormone therapy just didn’t suit my system and I felt awful. Going off it was worse than being on it. But hey, I have survived. I now need to decide whether I go on another one.
I am starting to look at working part time around the Herceptin treatments. I feel resilient but not up to the pressure of business as usual.
I am looking forward to rebuilding my health in 2012 !