I have had to learn a new way to pace myself this past month. I thought I was pretty good at pacing myself…my “new normal” has helped me see I could do even better. This past weekend I was feeling tired. I would do something small and find myself winded and ready to sit in a chair and nap. This past Saturday one of the channels had a 007 movie marathon. I got excited, something to do to pass time and rest. I did not see one entire movie. I would start out strong and then wake up ten minutes into the next feature. My goal for the day became to see one movie start to finish, I failed. Sitting there wondering why I was unable to stay awake I began to reflect on the past few weeks.
These past few weeks have been a whirlwind.
Friday, April 29th I was in the ER with troubling breathing.
Tuesday, May 3rd they told me I had stage IV Colon Cancer.
Thursday, May 5th I was in surgery as they they put my port in so I could receive chemotherapy.
Monday, May 9th was my first chemotherapy treatment.
Monday, May 23rd I got my second round of chemotherapy.
Monday, May 23rd (late at night) I was back in the hospital (either reacting to the chemo or a virus I had been carrying and the chemo made me unable to fight)
Thursday, May 26th I was released from the hospital and told to “behave” and take care of myself.
Looking forward…Monday, June 6th will hopefully be my third round of chemotherapy.
To say that this has been a month is an understatement. [Read more…]