December 23, 2005

12/23 Morning Update

I’m not sure how to report this morning. I slept well last night – which surprised me. Although I’m in some pain from the Neulasta, it’s not too bad. I think the ibuprophen is working better than the Tylenol did on my last cycle.

The Neulasta is supposed to give you bone pain. But for me it’s muscle and skin pain. My muscle hurt and my skin doesn’t like being touched.

In my two-mile walk/jog, I jogged about 25% of the first mile and about 40% of the second mile. Jogging was tough and I had to push some. My legs felt tired. I think it’s partly just getting used to jogging as well as some chemo effects. When you're tired and you transition from jogging to walking, if feels like you're coasting downhill.

I weighed in at 157 Lbs this morning. That surprised me, as I didn’t think I ate that much yesterday as food just didn’t taste good. I expect a similar gustatory experience today.

I’m going to continue with the ibuprophen throughout the day and fortify myself with some coffee. I am finding coffee a tremendous aid to my feeling better. Today will be a good test.

Posted by The Vorlon at December 23, 2005 7:21 AM