When I was having chemotherapy I put on about 5.5 – 6 kgs which was an expected side effect of chemotherapy, what they dont tell you is that it is water retention that causes most of that weight gain. I started getting very puffy feet and ankles after my last taxotere chemo session in December. I had noticed in the last couple of weeks that the puffiness had gone down and had hopped on our scales at home, they had said I had lost a few kgs but I wasnt sure how accurate they were compared to the hospital ones. I had been weighed at the hospital on the 13th of January and was significantly more than our home scales were showing which is why I was doubting the home scales a bit.
I got weighed on the hospital scales yesterday the 29th January and got the shock of my life……..they weighed me at even less than our home scales…..
I HAVE LOST 9 KGS IN 16 DAYS!!!!!!
I now weigh 3kgs less than I did before I started chemotherapy.
In other news my infection is slowly getting better but while I have still got a couple of weeks of radiation, the nurses at the hospital will keep reviewing it when I am in there and hopefully it will gradually disappear. They have said that the raised “tunnel” from where the catheter was may take a couple of months to calm down completely and we just need to make sure I don’t get another infection brewing in it.