Rock_Robster wrote:No worries at all TinaFish! Indeed I’m a big KFC fan too - but when I do it, I mainly stick to the chips and maybe some chicken strips. I find things with lots of batter (like popcorn chicken or the big burgers) I little trickier since my gallbladder moved out. Nandos is actually my personal favourite, but I don’t know if that’s a thing in the US? Big in the UK and Oz.
I totally get what you mean about symptoms. Sometimes I think it’s easy (and probably logical) for docs to write these off as cancer-caused. The week I was diagnosed I started getting terrible night sweats. This is of course a common symptom of cancer. But I had to remind everyone I literally didn’t have a sweat until I *knew* about the cancer, and it turned out to be anxiety-related. Chemo is another common one - lots of typical cancer symptoms didn’t start until I started chemo and actually my tumours started to reduce in size, so I chalk it up to chemo, not cancer. Anyway I guess my point is that you are closer to the patterns than all the doctors, and don’t ignore your instinct. It may save your life one day. That said, you *do* have cancer unfortunately so there will be a host of weird and bizarre size effects along the journey of evicting this thing, most of which won’t try to kill you.
As usual, best of luck.
Oh, Rob, I had horrible night sweats after my first chemo! We were having hot summer nights but I couldn't tolerate the ac or a fan - I would feel so cold from those things. I slept almost naked, and with the windows open. I was comfortable going to bed, until I woke up a few hours later in wetness! I was sweating every night until my second chemo! After that, it never happened again. So weird.
Another thing that happened repeatedly between my first and second chemo, and then never again? Fever. A very low-grade fever that ranged between 99 and 100. It would always come on around late afternoon/early evening, and it would last a few hours. My oncologist attributed it to the chemo being effective and my body fighting the cancer. Well then, why did it stop happening?
I don't really know what to think, but those two things were extremely uncomfortable and annoying, and I don't miss them!