Meanwhile, life goes on.

Posted on May 27th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Life is settling down in the Harris camp. It has been a week since someone has tapped a vein, 5 days since we have sat in a waiting room, 4 days since my last severe headache and about 6 weeks since I last slept properly. Things are looking good.

Libs is back to working half-time and then goes to 4-days a week next week. I can’t say enough about how well her colleagues have looked after us through this whole time. It would have been quite another story if Elizabeth were not working with these people I am sure. So we are incredibly thankful for them.

I am back at Chemo Club gym and it has been great. It is one of those places where no matter how rough your body feels, you come home feeling great for the time spent with the people there and for the good it does your body. I certainly feel that the time spent there has been significantly beneficial for getting me prepared for treatment, getting through treatment, and recovery from treatment. After spending 2 weeks in bed, the muscles start to feel rejected and fade away. Last week, at full pace I was able to do 6 minutes on the exercise bike and 3 minutes of rowing. Today, it was 5 minutes rowing, 30 reps each arm of curls (at 4kg!), 70 reps of seated bench press (15kg), 30 reps on the pec deck (15kg). Hard core.

I am heading into the workshop tomorrow just to get a few things sorted. I am looking forward to getting back into a bit of routine again. The education website project I am working on is making good ground also, so I am looking forward to launching that sometime in the second semester.

The only thing on the treatment horizon at the moment is a PET scan (nuclear scan) and the commencement of the 12-month Thalidomide regime beginning next week. Medical life could get quiet for a moment or two after that, here’s hoping.


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