After just one week on Xeloda® and not even completing the first week off, I can assuredly note that the first few side effects on the list are in my pocket. I note that losing hair is not a side effect for this chemo, an unusual perk. The first three are as strongly represented with me as possible, though I still adhere to my NPR (no-puke rule) in spite of the great retching sessions I am enjoying.
Today was a bit of an improvement over yesterday when I could barely keep myself awake for more than two minutes. I do not know how I made it through the therapy session. Fatigue is always present, but I can see that it takes a special front-row seat now that I am on this chemotherapy. For anyone who might think that because Xeloda is in pill form and thus is less toxic, make no mistake, it is every bit of the fun that chemo promises despite its gentle delivery.
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