After Chemo Course 1 - Altered Expectations
Trip Start Apr 22, 2014
19Trip End Apr 22, 2015
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I did not feel any effects of Monday night's chemo infusion until Thursday evening. When my legs and feet ached, I chalked it up to 21\2 days in bed, and then the fact that Noah and I had spent a full and active “vacation” day together
On Friday, Jill’s therapeutic “Gentle Yoga” class at AHA gave me a boost. But by today, Saturday, i am realizing that my activity level and my expectations of what I can do will have to change during the period of "cancer cell eradication!”
My bones and joints hurt and my feet are tingling with pins and needles. I am tiring easily. I only walked a bit of our Prouty course and I came home for a nap.
I will find it difficult to accept the need to slow down. Friends & family, please remind me often that this is the best thing I can do for myself, & for us all, to give us the best shot at a cure!
It's a good thing that I have a long list of books and films to keep me busy in the coming months. Additional recommendations welcome.:)
Altering my expectations will be a good mental exercise. I am reminding myself, "don't lean too far back into the past nor too far forward into the future. The present is a gift. That's why its called a present!"