It started Wednesday night and hasn't stopped yet. The Lomotil prescription from my oncologist didn't help any more than the OTC Immodium.
So I called Nurse Jaque this morning and she spoke with Dr G, who gave me a prescription for tincture of opium. This helped once before when I was hospitalized for about two weeks after a poor reaction to 5FU. I've had one dose and am supposed to take it every three hours. I sure hope it helps, because given the choice, I'd rather be constipated than have diarrhea.
I was very fatigued today as well and spent a long time on the couch. Yesterday two of my best friends came over for a long visit, which turned into an impromptu dinner (rice wraps with veggies and chicken) and a large selection of incredible desserts from Bakery Nouveau. We all over-indulged in chocolate praline cake, chocolate cheesecake, twice baked almond and chocolate croissants, fruit tart, and carrot cake (burp). I felt so much better with all the company, but I was extremely tired after they left and I think it carried over to today.
The lovely sunshine today made me want to work in my garden, but wasn't a strong enough impulse to actually get me out on my hands and knees. I did sit in the hammock and read for about an hour, which was delicious. And I watered, because it's supposed to be very warm this week.