Chemo #4

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I had the first regular appointment with the oncologist today before chemo.  When she asked how I’m doing, I proudly related how I’d been on a gentle hike/walk, jumped into an icy river, attended a pilates class, a yoga class and walked a 6km route.

She reprimanded me and I felt deflated.

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2 Months Out & Onward

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So proud of myself.  Yesterday I decided to (and did) enter the Spar Ladies Challenge.  I’ve probably done 10 over the years. The last one I ran 10km.  This time, I’ve entered the 5km intending to walk it.  Today I tested myself and walked 6km in 70mins. I might crash later but that’s another story. I’ve been out of hospital as long as I was in (2 months)… to the day. What a way to celebrate a little milestone!

Glutamine – Benefits for Post Surgery Recovery and in Relation to Cancer

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Before my diagnosis, I was taking this supplement to support muscle recovery while on a stringent exercise programme.

In hospital, I didn’t have the cognisance to be religious about it but I did take it again after I was discharged.  I employed all the help I could get for a speedy recovery from the surgeries.  I’m convinced my recovery was also aided by a good muscle tissue gained from the training.

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Chemo #3

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The end of cycle 1 and almost 4 hours long!  My brother joined me for part of the time which we Scrabble’d away enjoyably.  I became tired and fell asleep after he left.  When I returned home in time for lunch and to relax, it wasn’t long before I felt exhausted.  I slept a dead sleep for a few hours in the afternoon.  I guess my body takes a beating and needs time to absorb what’s happening with the drugs…