Day 1 - Mostly fine just a bit sleepy from the Benadryl and a little amped from the steroids. Starting to feel like my brain is not my own.
Day 2 - Upset stomach but not unbearable. Things start to taste funny. Gurgling stomach. Skin starts to feel kind of elevated and puffy. Fatigue starts to set in.
Day 3 - More of the above. The biggest symptom by far is fatigue - not sleepy but my body feels very tired. Like I just worked out for 3 hours.
Day 4 and 5 - These are usually the worst. Coming down off of steroids. Digestion issues. So fatigued that just walking across the room takes serious effort. Heart pounding even when I am sitting still for hours. My brain doesn't work quite right - for instance it is hard for me to think about how to spell words. Shooting bone pain from the Neulasta shot.
Day 6 and 7 - I start to feel better rather quickly. I wake up feeling more refreshed and by the middle of the day I am tired again but much better than day 4 and 5.
Day 8 - Practically normal. I can do chores, grocery shop, cook etc. I wouldn't do a heavy work out but a walk wouldn't be out of the question.
Day 9 - 21 - I progressively feel better and better every day.
It is not nearly as bad as I anticipated. During my bad days they seem to last forever but once I am beyond those days it feels great to feel so much better. I appreciate every moment. I hope you never have to go through this but if you do maybe you wont be so scared.