|Posted by Mark Liederbach on January 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM|
Though I was not updating my blog yesterday, I was having a surprisingly good day. I actually managed to get in some physical activities including some light jogging and stationary bicycle work. Thankfully – due to the recent frigid weather – I did not have a problem maintaining a stable internal temperature. It felt really nice to do activities that were reasonably normal. Perhaps the biggest aspect of this treatment is how one personally manages its effects. Everyone has a different experience with chemo, but I was driving myself crazy thinking day and night of the medicine, the anxiety, and the nausea. I was desperate for some ordinary life.
Another nice surprise I had just today was the unexpected Skype video call from my brother Erik who is currently 12 hours ahead in Kazakhstan. He gave me a tour of his home, said hi to my little niece Adelaide and of course Deanna, and caught up with Erik. It really helped to talk with him (Erik if you read this, THANKS).
I am looking forward to these next couple of days off from chemotherapy. I just hope time goes just as slowly then as it can in the infusion room!