A Day in the Life of Chemo

Anyone who has ever been through chemo knows it is not a walk in the park. In fact, how you feel from minute to minute can change significantly. In fact, one such chemo patient described a recent day on a lymphoma forum.

Minute to minute daily chemo pattern:

  • feel shitty
  • feel okay
  • need a nap
  • feel great
  • feel exhausted
  • need nap
  • hate you
  • love you
  • need a nap
  • feel shitty
  • feel okay
  • need nap
  • feel terrible
  • feel great
  • feel grumpy - need a nap
  • feel like killing something
  • love everybody
  • need a nap

....AND THAT JUST GETS US UP TO ABOUT MID-AFTERNOON.

If you or someone you know is going through chemo, what are some survival strategies you can offer?

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