Today is day 10, almost halfway through my prescribed 21 days of treatment. Well, at least I am halfway through applying the cream itself. I know there will be several more weeks following the last dose where my face will still be doing it’s thing. I also realize my face has not yet reached the most uncomfortable phase of treatment based on following other bloggers during their own course of treatment.
**My pretty face at this juncture in my treatment**
Yesterday was another difficult day. My face still burned quite a bit intermixed with some severe itching. I felt nauseous and had a headache for most of the day. I also had a difficult time sleeping last night and woke up with my face burning again.
**Side view right (the small dark wide line on the side of my nose leading straight into my eye is the scar from my recent Mohs surgery to remove one of the Basal Cell Carcinomas – they did a wonderful job)**
Right now after washing my face and applying my morning dose, my face has calmed down and is bearable. That seems to be how the course of my days go with Fluorouracil so far. Mornings are the least painful and uncomfortable but as the day goes on it hurts more and is pretty bad by evening.
**Side view left**
I am still able to tackle some work projects during the day however by early afternoon I am pretty wiped out. I am lucky that I work from home and am my own boss. I have no idea how people who go through this treatment and need to leave their homes for work do it. If any of you are going to go through this treatment and have not yet started, I would highly recommend you use some vacation time or get a note from your doctor and take some sick leave.
Onward and upward!