Still have the bone/joint/muscle pain. Ibuprofen doesn't seem to help any, so when it gets bad I take a percocet. I've been sleeping in the recliner, because for some reason "reclining" hurts less than laying all the way down on a bed. Also, if the pain gets bad, rocking helps. I've kicked Rich out of the recliner in the evening so I can sit there and either put my feet up, or rock. :)
Speaking of feet, mine have been more swollen than usual. I think the swelling is lymphedema from the lymph nodes I had removed during my colon resection last year. Not sure why its worse now though--don't think its a blood clot because the swelling would be worse, and both feet probably wouldn't be swollen.
About the only other side effect I have from the Taxol is loss of taste. Things don't taste bad, but I can't fully taste them. Everything tastes sort of "watered down".
Overall, this chemo isn't as bad as the previous chemos I've had. There has been no mind-numbing fatigue, no nausea, no awful taste. Just the pain. But that comes and goes, and when its bad, I can take something to help.
Alyssa is here visiting today while Jaren is at work. She had her 4 wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, and is still very sore. She thought we could be "miserable" together! Its always nice to spend time with her--even if I'm doped up, and she can hardly talk!
Hope everyone has a nice weekend!!