I had my final post-op check-up on Friday (6 weeks post-op) and was cleared to start work today! Pain-wise I’m doing pretty good but still waiting on all my energy to return! I promise I didn’t fall off a cliff & I hated not posting more last week but between the fatigue from traveling and trying to adjust to my new treatment, I thought it was better to not post at all then to throw up some half-thought-out crap post! So please forgive me & thank you if you are still hanging with me!
Today marks one week on my new treatment – Megace. So far the only side effects have been nausea and stomach pain. The doctor and pharmacist warned me that I would probably want to eat the whole house since increased appetite is the most common side effect so I think I’m glad I’m battling nausea instead. Maybe? In my eight years with chronic illness, I think I’ve gotten to the point where I do a pretty good job managing my pain but there is something about extreme nausea that can totally incapacitate me. I’m really hoping that it passes the longer I take it. Right now I’m using Coke and Zofran to help keep pushing through as I know long term, this treatment will really be beneficial.
Stay tuned! I hope to share stories & pics from our trip to Disney the rest of the week!