I am just getting over my 10th (19th overall) course of chemotherapy. Only two to go! By now I am used to the side effects. By the end of the 46 hour infusion I am exhausted and just want to sleep and this persists until the end of day 5. After that I begin to get a little more lively, though I am still easily tired, having to rest after any exertion (including eating). From then on I get abdominal symptoms of bloating, wind and colicky pains. Today is day 10 and I am beginning to feel better, though still bloated. By day 14 I shall feel almost normal and then I start again. I still have the remnants of a cold hanging on which intensifies the symptoms.
Saturday is my birthday; I shall be 68. When I got the diagnosis I didn't expect to live this long. Now I have hopes of making my three score years and ten.