I can happily say that my mood shifted 180 degrees from yesterday. If you read yesterday’s post, that’s a good thing. Since one of my treatment drugs (Bendeka) is new to me, I’m still learning what my typical rate of physical and emotional rebound will be. I’m one week post (round 1) treatment and feel really good today. I’m not sure how much of that can be attributed to the lifecycle of the drug reactions or the decent (short) run that I had last night.
Yes, last night it was 95 degrees and humid as hell but the only thing I felt on the run was the fact that it was 95 and humid. I certainly didn’t break any records but I ran consistently and I did NOT feel any of the symptoms I had been experiencing. It may have just been a good day or I may have rounded a corner. I don’t know which and I don’t care. Both are positive steps and either reason should be celebrated. This is great momentum to build upon.
Sometimes I liken multiple rounds of chemotherapy to building sand castles. You work diligently to create something very cool looking then sit back and admire it while a wave washes it away. You have choices at that point but the only sensible one is to rebuild your castle. It’s part of the process. And you get really good at building sand castles.