I had my second cycle of FEC two weeks ago and all has not been well. I was totally wiped out following the chemo and couldn't eat anything and foolishly didn't drink enough. This caused me terrible mouth problems which eventually led to a throat infection. My temperature spiked and I had to go to hospital for IV antibiotics and painkillers. I am only just now feeling half normal again just a dry cough after losing my voice. I am concerned that my next cycle # 3 due next Wednesday will be delayed, it's booked for two day earlier due to Good Friday. I have my fingers crossed that all will be well with my bloods on Tuesday and the chemo can go ahead as I have a very important Navy Passing out parade for my youngest son on the 28th and want to feel well enough to attend and enjoy the event.
I have learnt my lesson regarding drinking enough next time to hopefully prevent this happening again, but wondered if anyone has any tips to help with this as everything I try tastes dreadful both hot and cold. I have been using the prescribed mouth wash and regular oral hygiene but nothing helps.