I am very tired from all medical procedures and after bad chemo cycle 3 one of my consultant callled this 'fatigue', not to be confuse with 'sleep tired'. Cycle 4 has been a great cycle which has given me confidence that I will complete the whole procedure and not melt down along the way. We are very well geared up with support structures with treatment and this makes a big positive difference. I am now targeting to come out of treatment strongly and for it to be weeks not months to overcome most of the side-effects of Chemo. Its going to take longer to recover physical fitness and strength and thats fine, as a a key factor will be final healing with the spine and development of the core muscle's. The rehab work at ISIS and DIY landscaping and construction have been great at straightening me up and getting a base fitness, but still a way to go and I will need to do this over a longer period, Christmas summer holidays may be a good target date to do something like this: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/aoraki-mount-cook/mueller-hut-route/.
My top priority post treatment is 'health'. My body created or at least supported the rapid development of cancer and I believe my lifestyle contributed to this. So in next few weeks I'm going to use the Hauora wellness model, here , to see what changes I need to make. My hope this will improve my Joule de Vivre, not reduce.
Morning of 2nd day in hospital chemo cycle 5, had a great sleep last night and have food on board. I am currently unteethered from drugs for my 1 hour in 24. Soon to have a shower and a few laps of the ward, luxury.
Ciao for now.
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