Chemo #31

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End of cycle 2 today. I have a week off – woohoo! – and then an appointment with the doctor to check up on the tumour marker to see where things lie. Hoping for a dramatic drop in the marker but I’ll forget about it until then and go in with an open mind. Then it’s the first of a line of decisions.

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Chemo #30

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The start and end of my day couldn’t have been more contrasting.

When I arrived at the oncology centre, I felt pretty flat.  I’ve been feeling it all week.  Actually, I left work early on Monday and spent the day in bed on Tuesday with a knotted gut.  I’ve been eating a lot more iron after last week’s blood results so between that and the stress of the situation, I’ve been hunched over most of the week.  The good news is my red blood count was up this week so the adjusted diet worked.

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Quality vs Quantity

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You know those movies where you’re inspired to be the best version of yourself and really live?  “The Bucket List” and “Thelma and Louise” spring to mind.  The same thing happens with New Year’s resolutions and we know their notorious survival rate.  The trouble with inspired living is its fade and very quickly habitual life takes over.

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