My new normal day

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

So the next installment of my new sporting profile goes like this. I rocked up to chemo gym this morning knowing that Channel 9 were going to be filming and interviewing some of us.

I got there a bit late so I nudged my way past some new guy in front of me so that I could hear what was going on. The new guy turns around and I see his face. Now although I consider myself quite bereft of any sporting knowledge, I know who Justin Langer is (a cricketer I hear). After excusing myself and exchanging greetings, we got on with the routine.

Did my walk with Embers (sorry, Andrew Embley), then spent the next 20 minutes boxing with Justin Langer. When he could take no more I let him have a break while I was cornered by Dixie Marshall for interviewing.

I am not sure when the story will air but it will be on Channel 9 sometime soon and focuses on the Solaris cancer support group and ChemoClub.

I am way back into it. Rode my bike for the first time in a year on Sunday, and again today. I feel like my strength is pretty darn good. I haven’t thrown my arms around like I did today with boxing for over a year and both JL and I were surprised at how hard I was hitting. I have been cautious of course knowing that my sternum has taken quite a beating over the last year, what being engulfed by cancer, then radiated, then losing whatever density it had through osteoporosis.

I am quite pleased with the improvements I have seen since joining the gym and having treatment. I can actually feel some meat returning to my bones and my energy is pretty good too. This is definitely the best I have been since this time last year.

The rest of the day was spent filming a documentary on trees. I am focusing on the use of trees in urban and suburban developments in regards to creating microclimates and canopies in streetscapes. My goal is to get as much footage now and work on the mini-doc editing while I recover from high-dose (the intention is there). Or I might just prefer to vomit for the two weeks. We’ll see.

I may not have mentioned it before but last weekend a year ago we were camping with some friends down in Collie. It was while I was driving back from this trip that I noticed a lump on my sternum the size of a 20c piece. It has been quite a journey since then.


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