I just got a link to this article 19 common side effects to chemotherapy.
The info graphic which I cut and paste a bit of here, is marvellous. But there is one thing I don't like.
I think that it forgets the problems with the bum. I don't know if any of you remember but during chemotherapy by biggest problem area was the bum. You can call it digestive stress if you like... but in reality it was the inability to poo.... plus the pain when you do poo ....
The bum is so important, I remember having to carry a "pile pillow" everywhere with me. It was embarrassing and I couldn't do anything without it. I didn't want to eat as I didn't want to face the pain that would smack me on face when I hit the toilet.
I would say that the pain in my bum was the worst kind I have ever experienced and it remains by biggest chemo problem and memory.