Hi everyone, I am in my second week post chemo and usually I pick up about now. I had a great day Friday but Sat and Sun were exhausting and painful in a way I have not experienced before. Its difficult to explain it exactly but my skin is sore and sensitive (clothing makes me wince), but also the tissue just underneath. So not deep muscles. My skin crawls and sometimes there are shivers. I do not have a fever. But this has diminished my ability to get exercise this week as I don't find it comfortable to move around. It seems to be a bit better today but I was wondering if anyone else experienced anything like this, if its a kind of neuropathy and if there is anything for it other than waiting it out. Thanks!
You have been through a lot of side effects by the sounds of it. Our bodies are certainly unique to each of us as an individual as we go through our journeys.
I had some sensitivity to clothing, etc initially. My Aunt had given me a piece of Sheepskin to put on my chair to help with it and it did help with that.
I had neuropathy in my feet and after treatment was finished in my hands and arms. It is most uncomfortable and can be all consuming when it occurs. I did some massage for my neuropathy which if nothing else helped me relax and not feel so uptight from the symptoms of the neuropathy. I also tried some physiotherapy during that time too which helped a bit. Have you tried and/or explored either one of those?
Some times our bodies also tell us that it is going through things and needs "time to process" which may include resting more than often. It may mean that the exercise you normally do, you cannot but taking a walk or two and making them short may help. Our bodies are being insulted with the chemotherapy which has a direct effect on our bodies.
How has eating been?
How are you feeling today?