Hi folks. I’ve just had a brief reprieve from side effects (gawd bless codeine) so I’ll just take the chance to update you lovely peeps. Thank you for all the comments and texts etc over the past few days. Even though I haven’t replied, they’ve been a great source of comfort.
Well the last 5 days have been pretty awful. Nausea for 2 days. Ah what a small word that is, nausea. And how innocuous it sounds. Curled up in a ball, barely able to speak is how it was. I found out after from the community nurse, that it shouldn’t have been like that. So next time I should ask for a different anti-emitic drug. Hah that just auto corrected to antisemitic. I’m on the look out for a pill that makes me hate hubby.
After two days, the constipation and diarrhoea kicked in. Two conditions which the management of are mutually exclusive. This sucked big time. Add in inexplicable muscular pain and constant stomach cramps and the only relief came when I was too tired to stay conscious.
Today we are finally consulting the GP and I am sticking to broth and rice. The community nurse has been showing Adam how to inject me with the immunity booster jab. Something he was looking forward to way too much. Maybe he got a whiff of the antisemitic drug ; p The whole immune system collapse has had some strange effects. I scratched an itch on my hand and instead of being red and then recovering, it stayed red. And every tiny cut is red and inflamed and just plain weird.
Things to be grateful for: Mum, Hubby, friendly messages, sympathetic healthcare professionals, Netflix, codeine and some naughtier substances. That is all.