- August 12, 2010 at 1:56 am
I had many side effects: stomach issues, no appetite, fatigue, memory loss, fevers, joint pain, terrible cough, badder infections and the list goes on. I did work during the 11 months of self injections. I'm a teacher so I had the summer off. I didn't work during the IV's. I didn't have my scan in April, I waited until July because we had a family vacation in June and I didn't want to ruin it if my scan was bad. My scan was clear. My melanoma was on my back. 2.1 mm. I had WLE and then a LND after my sentinal node came back positive with micromets. My blood counts never tanked so bad that I had to quit for any length of time. I did have to take 2 shots off during one week because I had stomach flu. Interferon isn't easy, but I was glad I did it.
Amy S. in Michigan