In my post ‘The Fights Continue‘, I concluded with the following –
As you can see last week was filled with many different events taking place with regards to my health. This week will be slower with events, just chemo later in the week. The antibiotics that were started via IV in the hospital I continue to take via pill form for several more days.
Infection continues to be fought – Cancer continues to be fought – I continue to fight.
I hope everyone has a great week, I appreciate each and every one of you, truly I do.
In today’s post, I begin with the following –
The last of the antibiotics via pill form were taken last week and the fight against cancer continues.
The last chemotherapy treatment of my 2nd cycle took place last week and this week is my ‘off’ week.
What are my feelings concerning the past 6 weeks of my chemotherapy?
I am half way through my chemotherapy treatment for my cancer and find it amazing that my body is responding well with regards to side-affects. I have had no nausea and have maintained a good appetite. I continue to have hair and actually had to get my hair cut last week. Basically the only major effect of the chemotherapy is tiredness and fatigue. My energy level is non-existent and I require much rest and sleep. I do not assume this is the norm and keep in mind that my somewhat positive response to side-affects could possibly be different with the next cycles.
In my post ‘I would like to be just away‘, I wrote the following –
Days after chemotherapy I spend in bed, resting and sleeping, for hours and hours never wanting to be in touch with reality. I just want to be left alone in my solace and away from everything and everyone. I find no comfort in life, in family, in anything as I once did. This body, this person that is me now, is different and that other me is gone, buried and I do not know if he is still alive.
In today’s post, I conclude with the following –
What are my expectations for the next 6 weeks remaining of my chemotherapy?
As the weeks continue and I arrive closer to my end date with chemotherapy, I attempt to remain optimistic and realistic. As the weeks continue and arrive close to my end date with chemotherapy, I will have conversations with my Urologist and Oncologist concerning the next steps in my treatment, care and road to a healthier life. Let me remind you that once chemotherapy is completed, I still face the very real possibility of a major surgery.
As the weeks continue and I arrive closer to my end date with chemotherapy, I am making uncertain plans to visit my family for Thanksgiving. I am unsure if the Thanksgiving plans will take place and sometimes really do not care if they come to be; but I make plans anyway for a trip back to Texas to spend time around this holiday with my family.
As the weeks continue and I arrive closer to my end date with chemotherapy, I look ahead to unknowns that soon will reveal themselves to me. Uncertainties will soon be certainties. Questions will be replaced with answers.