Chemo Wasn't Good Enough

November 13, 2014 5:11 PM

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When you first start treatment, it's kind of fun. Well, maybe fun is the wrong word. It's... new? The days of chemo are long, but they move a little more quickly at first because there is so much to learn and experience. However, your freshman naivety is quickly overpowered by heavy fatigue, nausea, and other terrible side effects. I felt this shift about a month after chemo, and each week it only got worse.

For every appointment, I always brought my entourage -- parents, neighbors, friends, cousins, co-workers -- to keep the visit as fun as it could be. But I quickly began getting tired of these gatherings and ran out of ways to entertain the people in my party. It wasn't expected of me, but I felt tha...

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