The show must go on

Nothing to kick you back into reality then being back at work.

I took one week off work from the day of my chemo. It took me that long to get over my many ailments and side effects, and was back to work from Monday. It's now been 2 weeks since my first chemo cycle. Next round in a week.

It was mental on Monday thinking about how poorly I had been just a few days before. I messaged everyone who wanted to see me and made arrangements this week to see as many people as I could. Having cancer in a pandemic does have its upside when you're really low on immunity. Meeting everyone outside, 2 meters apart with masks and sanitiser is the norm!

I’ve been out every day for my daily walk to get my ass out the house. I was planning on going back to the gym, but one step at a time. While my appetite is returning and I can see my mates, that seemed like the less important job on the list for now. I’m not ready for that level of normal just yet.

I’ve had no more chemo trouble since the weekend. I was far too quick to comment on the immunity injections. Friday and Saturday were a different experience of pain all together. Bone smashing is the only way I can put into words the effects of the filgrstim. 48 hours and a lot of tramadol later, I came out the other side unharmed. By Sunday, I felt like an actual normal human. 9 out of 21 days won’t be a bad deal if it's the same pattern every cycle. 

I can agree to that.

Anonymous