News flash. This morning is the first time I have felt better. Plain and simple, I woke up feeling almost human, even danced my feet around in bed before getting up. After so many days of feeling terrible, it feels good to sit in a chair. Yes. This is an accomplishment as I have been unable to be out of bed for any time other than using the restroom.
With it being Sunday I do not expect to hear a lot of news, so I will relax and sit in the chair from time to time alternating with napping.
Some of you have been writing to me about eating yogurt, which will help to repopulate my body with the good germs that are being destroyed along with the bad germs by the antibiotics. My oncology team is very open to complementary modalities, so I have been eating yogurt as much as possible as I go through this. I love yogurt of all types and have worn out a couple of yogurt makers over the years. When I buy it, I get unflavored because of my diabetes and flavor it myself. I have made thick yogurt, so Greek is definitely a favorite. All I need to do is remember to order it at mealtime so I am getting it along with my Glucerna and whatever else.
I had a bit of a disaster with physical therapy yesterday as my legs buckled after going only a short distance because I was so weak. Today, it was quite a different story. I was able to traverse twice the distance and still have energy to sit in the chair. This is definitely a high point for me and has lasted a couple of hours. As most metsters know, we live on a roller coaster that can go up and down in a matter of minutes, and these past few days have been a long run of valleys with this morning being up for the first time. I am enjoying the time and will continue to hope that it lasts at least a few hours and be grateful for having these good moments. I fear a fever trying to come on, so I’m going to close down and relax in bed a while and will my body to do what I want.
Thank you, all, for your amazing support and continual encouragement. I am deriving much strength and hope from your various messages.
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