So here it is Tuesday, four days post-chemo and still trying to clear the fog. I guess that means it is working! I no longer feel constantly on the verge of nausea and I am starting to feel a little more “connected” to my own body, but I still feel a little “off”. I’ve been in a perpetual state of fog for days.
It’s like the hangover that won’t go away, but all the usual tricks don’t work. I have no appetite for greasy or salty food, a good sweat at the gym isn’t an option and the “hair of the dog that bit you” doesn’t really apply. So, what’s a girl to do?
I figured today I would just fight through it and try and clear the fog with normal activity. I went for a 3 mile walk, made a fruit smoothie, did some laundry and ventured out to the grocery store. It all helped, except the grocery store. Our newly remodeled (completely re-merchandised!) grocery store two days before Thanksgiving is no place for someone in a fog. Pretty funny…I’ll have to go back tomorrow and get all the things I forgot.
Each day I do feel better and should be good for Thanksgiving on Thursday. At least now I know what to expect…and I finally understand all those dumb blonde jokes!