Just finished up the second of six rounds of Rituxan. All went very well this morning and we even finished up a little faster than last week. Midway through treatment I received an email from Ethan Zohn with some words of encouragement. He then asked the magic question…. “Are you running home”?
I did the responsible and sensible thing and waited until I was completely finished to even think about the answer to that question. But I felt so good when I was done, I had to make that run. My daughter Jennifer joined me on the run home. It was extremely cool on many levels. I needed that run on many levels.
For me, running home post chemo is one of the most rewarding and gratifying things I can possibly do to regain control. I sometimes feel a little helpless (and bored) sitting in a chemo chair for 6 hours. But when I am unleashed, and feel good enough to run home, all of the momentum and positive energy shifts back into my corner. It feels like I just regained complete control of my disease, my life, and everything in it. I celebrate the run, and trash talk the leukemia.
Thanks to Jennifer and her fiance Lauren for hanging out with me today. Oh yeah and thanks to Speed Racer for providing additional security and safety measures.