October 20, 2005

A Little Better?

I was pretty wiped yesterday, although towards the end I started to recover. This morning I feel quite a bit better. I still have a bit of dizziness, which I think is left over from the Benadryl. I also have some dry mouth, which I also attribute to the Benadryl. 100mg of Benadryl though an IV is a pretty strong dose.

When I awoke, the morning I had the feeling the fluid on my left lung was reduced. My left rib cage seemed not as sore as before. I approached my jog with some trepidation. Jogging is my test of how I’m doing.

I immediately noticed less discomfort in the left lung when I stated jogging. The last few weeks I have felt like I could feel the fluid moving around as I breathed in and out. This feeling was greatly reduced this morning.

I also noticed that my aerobic capacity seemed a bit better. Experienced joggers will get into a comfortable rhythm of pace and breathing and this morning I got into that. At the end of my two-mile run, I felt like I could have done another mile. I haven’t felt like that in a few weeks.

I feel like there’s an argument going on in my stomach, but I feel hungry. I still have no nausea.

Although this could just be a head fake by the disease, overall I feel better.

UPDATE: I wonder if the apparent reduce fluid could be do the the Benadryl.

Posted by The Vorlon at October 20, 2005 6:14 AM

I am glad to hear some good news. I miss running, as I can no longer run due to knee issues, but I know how great it feels to get out and get moving. I am sure that the exercise will contribute greatly to your recovery!

Posted by: Brian at October 20, 2005 7:20 AM

I was never into running or jogging, even when younger and working out with weights on a regular basis.

I'm amazed that you had any strength to get out of bed this morning, yet alone run two miles. You are amazing!

Posted by: Reb Orrell at October 20, 2005 7:29 AM

Hey Uncle Ted, read the update and i'm feeling very optimistic. After that mega dose of benedryl, your allergies should be doing awesome! Maybe i should start taking benedryl through the IV to kick my allergies in the butt (and knock me out for the night).

Anyway, sounds like you're showing the cancer who is the boss of the body!


Posted by: Rachel at October 20, 2005 11:08 AM

Your determination fighting the cancer is uplifting to everyone who hears yuour voice.

Keep up the good work.

Mom and dad

Posted by: ted and phylis at October 20, 2005 11:49 AM

The Benadryl had quite an effect.

Posted by: Ted at October 20, 2005 5:56 PM