chronic illness

Back to Reality!

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!

2 comments on “Back to Reality!

  1. michelle says:

    so sorry to hear you are going through this but there’s hope.

    naussea is awful. i pray that this new treatment will work for you.

  2. Shannnon says:

    Ugh…yeah, extreme nausea is just something else altogether. I’m so sorry to hear you’re struggling, but hopefully things are looking up. Fingers crossed on the new treatment.

    Stopping by from the SITS Girls forum. 🙂


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