The long haul

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Registered: 06-08-2002
The long haul
Sun, 02-09-2014 - 9:12am

This 2nd round took longer to get over.  Yesterday, I finally could eat and enjoy my food.  I bought stupid stuff like cheese puffs and cake and McDonald's, but in the end, I threw it all away and ate grapes and a banana and oatmeal.  My body hated all that crap even though I thought I wanted it.  Today I wanted yogurt.  Go figure.  

I have mouth sores, but they aren't too bad.  I read about the side effects and mouth sores are one of them.  I felt angry when I read that people who have poor dental hygiene are more likely to get them.  I DO NOT have poor dental hygiene.  How dare whoever wrote that on the internet judge me.  My dental hygienist can barely find any plaque to scrape off of my teeth when I go.  She says I do everything right.  Yet I have mouth sores.  So what does that mean?  

I couldn't work at all last week...too weak, too nauseated.  I felt guilty that I couldn't make it to work.  Today, I feel almost normal.  Still have some neuropathy in my hands and feet, but my mind and overall sense of well being are much more normal.  Yesterday, I was depressed and tired of trying to be strong and stay positive.  Today, it feels easy.

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Registered: 08-25-2013
Wed, 02-12-2014 - 11:13am

I have been wondering how you were doing. My mother-in-law had mouth sores and she had good dental hygiene. I don't think you should stress over it because it just happens. MIL had some sort of rinse that they gave her to help with the pain and healing but I can't remember what it was. You may want to ask your doc about something along those lines.

You sound a little down in your post. It's been a few days so hopefully you are feeling stronger today.

Keep up the good work!