The first week after having received the drug Taxol, I thought, "this chemotherapy thing isn't so bad". After my third treatment, I had a much different experience. Fatigue, nausea, heartburn, hair loss, etc. Every week for 12 weeks, going to chemo became more and more difficult. Some neuropathy or numbness and tingling in the hands and feet were also side effects. The cumulative effect of chemotherapy takes its toll.
I cried many times. Too many pity parties to count. Sometimes a person gets to choose her poison. Sometimes not.