Saturday, December 12, 2015

I am 75% done with my Chemotherapy

It dawned on me today that I only have 5 more weeks of chemotherapy, and I started at 20 weeks.   I am 75% through!!  Woo hoo!    It hasn't been near as bad as I had imagined it to be.  I was very stressed about it beforehand, but it hasn't been that bad.   I've only missed one day of work due to sickness.  I get my treatments on Thursdays, and I have a very difficult time sleeping Thursday nights, because the steroid kicks in.  I still feel pretty good on Fridays.  Usually Friday evenings is when the chemo crash hits.  Most weekends I hardly leave the house.  I take a shower and put on a different pair of jammies.

However, this weekend I intend to walk at least 2 miles each day and I have a new strength training program to do.  I would like to do at least one, and take a rest day on the other day.   We will see.   I'm hoping that will help offset the fatigue.

My surgery is set for February 10, so I want to be in the best shape possible going into surgery.  My research has taught me that weight bearing exercises will make recovery easier.  So, weight training I shall do!

I'm just very excited that I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, and I am praying that it isn't a train!  :)