Thursday, September 3, 2009

Plogging Along

Slowly slowly slowly I improve. What keeps me from posting more often is a slight weakness in my right hand, related to my rotator cuff issue. The days pass quickly and involve swallowing copious amounts of pills and hoping they don't hurtle back up. Nausea haunts me.

Eating is a job, not a pleasure. I don't have much of an appetite but eat I must. I nap a lot.

I'm getting a little more exercise each day. I shuffle up and down the street, looking and feeling like an octogenerian, and not a very spry one at that.

I went to the clinic yesterday and it seems all is well. My blood counts are holding steady, and the doctors are pleased with my progress.

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot.
~Dutch Proverb, sometimes attributed to William C. Hazlitt


Anonymous said...

Take it easy. I was laying on the couch lifeless for over a month after I was discharged. And now I am going to celebrate one year birthday on Saturday! Hope everything will get better soon.


Ronni Gordon said...

I like your proverb. It's so true. Great that counts are where they should be, yuk on the nausea and lack of appetite. I know what you mean. Eating is a job, and then half the time you vomit anyway. Hang in there! You'll get back to normal.

George Jempty said...

Can't wait to see you later this month, at home!

Anonymous said...

Keep shuffling along! Because soon that shuffle turns into some real steps, a walk, and maybe a run. You are moving down the street.

I think transplant messed up my GI tract for about a year straight and I had colonoscopies, endoscopies, etc to try to see if it was a return of my gbhd of the gut. I think the whole GI lining takes a major hit during transplant and is trying to sort it back to noraml takes a long time.

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Special invitation to leukemia bloggers. This month’s Book Club selection at is by leukemia and transplant survivor, Evan Handler. Handler is a noted Broadway and television actor best known as Charlotte’s boyfriend/husband in Sex and the City. He has also appeared in Lost, The West Wing, and Studio 60. This funny and poignant book covers his diagnosis with AML, his remission, relapse, and treatment with bone marrow transplant at John Hopkins and Memorial Sloan-Kettering. You can order a new or used copy of the book from my site. Discussion began today and will continue for the next three Mondays in September.
Take care, Dennis