Monday, August 4, 2014
The New Normal
There's not much left to be said about Cycle 1, except that I think it gave a pretty good indication of what I can generally expect from chemotherapy:
Step 1 - Start at normal
Step 2 - Get filled with drugs
Step 3 - Feel way, way worse than normal
Step 4 - Improve slightly, but not back to normal
Step 5 - Call Step 4 the "new normal"
Step 6 - Return to Step 1 and start over
The only real question is at what point, if ever, do you get to go back to normal normal. Talking with a neighbor about his treatment, and his docs are telling him they have no plans to take him off chemo, ever.
I'm really hoping my docs will come up with a plan that doesn't involve feeling terrible forever, cause living in the new normal forever doesn't sound a lot like living to me.
And this was only Cycle 1...