My four rounds of FEC are complete and now I’m on my four rounds of TAX. I must say, after only a few days – I’m really missing the FEC. With FEC I felt a bit of nausea and discomfort – which at the time felt pretty bad. But after just 3-days of TAX I’m starting to dread the next 3 sessions….
How do I feel? The oncologist told me that once the steroids had worn off I would feel like a freight train had rolled over me – and that’s pretty much how I’m feeling now. The pain is awful – I’m aching so badly. This is so much worse that the FEC and is what my vision of chemo (pre-chemo was).
I’ve got to think positively though and concentrate on thinking beyond the final session. Apparently I’m going to feel like this for 3-7 days. My body coped with FEC really well, so I’m hoping that I’m closer to the ‘3’ than then ‘7’ when it comes to recovering from the TAX infusion.
I found a really good blog by somebody who has gone through what I’m going through and her description of the FEC/TAX after-effects – FEC and TAX. I seem to be almost mirroring herTAX-wise although my FEC wasn’t quite as bad (the poor woman). She had 3x and 3x though whilst I’m having 4x and 4x.