First thing I will say is this isn't bad. It's not unbearable. And from what I understand, it comes from the Taxotere, so if you're reading this because you're facing chemo also, this may not even be you.
But two days after my first infusion, I was smooth sailing for the most part. Then somewhere around midnight last night, I'd fallen asleep on the couch and woke up with the worst stiff neck ever. You know the kind: You slept wrong, can't turn your head. Add to that, general joint pain which I have also experienced before at times when I've overdone it in the yard. Inflammation type pain. Stiffness in the backs of my knees. That flu-like feeling when you know you're coming down with something.
It had me tossing and turning in bd until I finally woke at 8:30 a.m. and got up. The good news is, some XS Tylenol, a nice warm neck wrap, lots of water and a hot shower have done wonders. I'm fatigued, but not uncomfortable. And I will be thrilled if this is the low spot for this first round of chemo.