VivAyrshire wrote:My aunt was in for the chemo recently - but curiously didn't lose her hair?!?!
According to the Cancer Society literature I've read on chemotherapy not everyone has side effects. Some have none at all. There is evidently a wide variety of chemotherapy drugs used with unsurprisingly a wide variety of side effects. As I think I mentioned before, I had some chemotherapy drug injected or inserted (I was right out of it under general anaesthetic at the time so I don't know exactly what the surgeon got up to ) into me during the cancer surgery & I've experienced nothing since that I could attribute to chemotherapy side effects.
At least my appetite is almost back to normal - should be better still once I can exercise more. Unfortunately the surgeon drew my attention to the fact, of which I was already aware, that I need to lose weight. Easier said than done though. When disharged from hospital I was told I needed to go on an iron rich diet with steak recommended to build up my blood again. In addition to the iron & folic acid pills I got from the hospital my iron intake comes mainly from mince, sausages, eggs & tuna. I like steak but haven't had it since Mum died. Neither Dad or I are keen on cooking it.