The most annoying new side effect has been food-related -- almost everything tastes bad. I am enough a creature of habit that I am still eating normal meals, but I can see why people stop eating much during chemo. Even plain bread tastes bad! So far, the only things that have been reliably reasonably tasty have been foods with vinegar, lemon, lime. So I've made my vinegar-peppercorn beef stew three times in the last month and a half, and I suspect I'll be making one more batch. And we picked up Vietnamese beef pho for dinner tonight, and the broth tasted great. Campbell's chicken-and-stars isn't acidic, but somehow is still okay. But seriously, the menu has gotten very limited around here. I've kind of stalled out on new cookbook recipes, because I can't trust my taste buds; I'll be sending out some older recipes to the cookbook club, to tide them over until I can cook properly again.
At the hospital today, my oncologist and nurse congratulated me on getting to the last chemo. I still have two weeks of side effects to go, so not feeling all that celebratory yet. And after that, it'll be a few more weeks until my body really recovers and starts growing hair and not making everything taste terrible. But still, a milestone. I am tired, but relieved.