October 21, 2005

10/21 Morning Update

I just returned from my two-mile jog. There is no improvement over yesterday. If anything, I felt a smidgeon slower. When I started out, I could feel the fluid between my lung and rib cage squishing around.

However, my rib cage doesn’t have the soreness it once had. Instead, it has a different pain. I had the same pain when they originally drained the fluid, when I was in the hospital. At the end, I thought I could feel my lung rubbing against the rib cage. My doctor had warned me to expect it. It’s not a nasty pain, more of a dull ache.

I will say I feel quite a bit better this morning than I did last night. Last night I was pretty wiped. The Benadryl seems to have finally purged from my system. I no longer have any dizziness.

My energy level is OK. Using the Star Trek scale, I have full impulse power. However, if I need warp drive I might be able to achieve warp 1, but it wouldn’t last long.

One thing I’m having difficulty with in concentration. I’m finding it somewhat difficult to concentrate at work.

Later this morning I’m scheduled to see another oncologist for a second opinion.

Posted by The Vorlon at October 21, 2005 6:24 AM

It's good that you are getting a second opinion with everything.

The decrease in energy level is expected. I'm surprised you are even still trying to job. I applaude your efforts.

Don't worry about the concentration. I have a problem concentrating on a good day without any of the drugs you are taking.

Posted by: reborrell at October 21, 2005 7:32 AM

Thank you for the encouragement.

Posted by: Ted at October 21, 2005 8:18 AM