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Monthly Archives: April 2007
If you can’t run far, take your camera, right? I knew that zippered pocket in my new shorts would come in handy — its perfect for tucking away my digital camera. Of course I couldn’t run far two days after chemo, but I ran some anyway. It was too nice a day not to do some running, even if it was very brief running. I climbed up the wooden steps behind the Nature Center to the top of Fort Hill across from Cedar Point and pushed myself a little.
Five chemos down. Eleven left to go. I have a really terrible cold, but that didn't stop my oncologist from treating me. I'd like to know how things are going, but he doesn't say too much. Basically, my throat kills and I feel sicker from the cold than the chemo!
I went running. I made it half a mile. I fell on some black ice and cut open my chin. End of running for the day.
It has to stop snowing at some point, right?
It is supposed to be SPRING. It is supposed to be EASTER. There is not supposed to be over a foot of snow outside with even more coming down. As Meatloaf would say, life is a lemon and I want my money back.
I tried to watch the home opener on Friday after chemo and it was ridiculous — they had leaf blowers trying to blow the snow off the field. Pretty pathetic. I can’t imagine they can play today either. It sounds like the whole series will be "snowed out." I've heard of rain outs, but snow outs? Ridiculous!
On Tuesday I ran in a t-shirt and shorts. By Wednesday it was back to the winter running gear. I skipped running Thursday and Friday (it was so icy I have no clue how I could have safely run). And now its warming up again so go figure.
Chemo is going ok so far. Friday was really bad. I just basically laid there and was totally miserable, but it improved from there. I had a horrible headache and felt nauseated most of the day. I barely ate anything. Saturday was a little better and Sunday has, so far, been even a bit better than Saturday, but still. I can’t believe I still have to go through this twelve more times.
The only real good news I have is 1) my white blood counts have stayed in the good range and 2) for the first time in forever I actually have double digit hemoglobin: it was 10.0 this time.