In my post ‘6 weeks remaining‘, I wrote the following –
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. My energy level is down and I require much rest and sleep. I do not assume this is the norm and keep in mind that my positive response to side-affects could possibly be different with the next cycles.
In today’s post, I write the following –
Today starts the 3rd cycle of chemotherapy; it is the half way point. I will have chemotherapy today and will meet with my Oncologist Dr. D. prior to my treatment. Next week I have an appointment with my Urologist Dr. P. and my hopes with these visits I will have more of an idea of what to expect after my chemotherapy treatment has ended.
I will be honest with you, the chemotherapy is wearing me down, I am extremely tired for many days after my treatment and my motivation, well is almost non-existent during this time. For now, many days it is a major undertaking just to get out and go somewhere – I just am not interested and just too tired.
From my post ‘wear-down‘, I wrote the following –
Chemotherapy is kind to me in that I am not experiencing many other side-affects. But the tiredness, it is hitting me hard; very hard.
I have feelings I am letting Gary down and am letting myself down. The once vibrant man I knew is gone and now a weary man with no ambition consumes my body. I assume after chemotherapy the man I know so well will return, I am hoping so anyway.
In today’s post I conclude with the following –
I know this will pass and soon again I will be full of energy and life. I will keep this in mind as these weeks of chemotherapy continue and I once again feel the tiredness that will follow. I will remind myself, that soon this phase will pass and a new one will unfold that will continue to move me forward to a better time, a better place and a better man.
So today starts the 3rd cycle of chemotherapy and as many of you read this post, I am sitting with an IV receiving the drugs that will kill my cancer. The cancer has temporarily brought me down, and the chemotherapy will bring exhaustion to my body for the next several days.
The halfway point is here and as I continue to move forward with the fight at hand, I will continue to endure and overcome.
The halfway point is here and I will continue to move forward with a better brighter outlook.