I’ve been home for about a week now. It’s great to be back with my friends, and getting to see people I haven’t seen in a couple months (including Dad!!). It also felt a little strange to arrive here. For the first time in quite a while I haven’t had treatment to worry about. As odd as that may sound, it’s a mode I’ve been in so long that I sort of got accustomed to it. Now my focus is getting my energy back so that I can return to normal life, including returning to work, and waiting for my hair to (hopefully) grow back!
I have my follow-up appointments next week in Houston. Mom, Dad and I will be flying down on Wednesday and returning on Saturday. Thursday and Friday will be packed with appointments. They won’t necessarily provide complete results of the radiation, but they’ll certainly lay the ground work for my future scans. I’ll be having monthly scans for the next year, and will be flying to Houston to meet with the team every other month.
As part of my effort to get back to good health and build energy, I bought a bike this weekend using some of the gift money that I’ve received. I went on two rather short rides on Sunday and woke up Monday sore and exhausted. It looks like I’ve got a bit of work cut out for me, though it’s something I was told to expect. Regardless, since I can’t drive, it’s a nice way to be able to get around and not feel so trapped at my loft. I hope to use it a lot!
For now, that’s all I’ve really got. I’ll let you know more once the appointments come along. Until then, love you.
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