Jul 29, 2011
First week in the books. Yay! Started off rough, trying to adjust my diet to find something semi-healthy I could get past my lips. Eating 20 grams of fat three times a day for someone who barely ate 20g per week (prior to treatment) was a test of will, to say the least. First couple of days I was nauseous all the time until I learned eating a handful of nuts wasn't going to cut it. Guess I needed something more to coat my stomach. But once I switched to a bread-based food regimen the nausea subsided. Carrot cake muffin in the morning, blueberry muffin at night, both with a cup of milk seems to have fixed the stomach issues.
Had a headache from day 1. Terrible at first. Was advised to drink more fluids and it seemed to help. Still have a dull, low-grade headache but as long as I stay hydrated it doesn't get any worse. The worse the headache the more water I need to drink.
And finally, day 5 started the rash. Damn, I was hoping to avoid "the rash" but nooooooo. First on top of my thighs, next day traveling to the back of my legs, expanding more and more each day. Not an ugly evasive rash, more like small bumps, hardly noticeable, that itch like hell. Taking oatmeal baths and Benedryl to fight the itch but I worry if it's this bad on day 8 what I'll look like in the coming weeks.
Had week-1 labs done this morning and will get the results Monday at doctors appointment. Couple of interesting notes, my stool is freakishly yellow. No idea what that's about. And I've lost all taste for sweets.