Once I started chemo, I had several effects that I could count on every time.
- The day after I had so much energy. My mom used to joke that I could run La Luz (the hiking trail from the base of the Sandia Mountains to Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, NM) the day after my chemo.
- Around day 3 I started feeling like I was hit by a truck. I had no energy and would get nauseated.
- My tastebuds would react to the Decadron steroids. I could not eat or drink ANYTHING with sugar or carbohydrates. Bread was horribly sweet, even water didn't taste right. I called it fuzzy. The only way I can explain it, is that is wasn't cold or crisp, it did not have a refreshing effect on me. I learned to combat this taste issue by eating high acidic items. Lemon drops hard candy were my favorite. It could break through the fuzziness on my tongue.