Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Treatment Day 7

Yesterday started week two of my treatment (out of 6). This morning was already my 8th radiation session.
The last couple of days have been challenging with regards to overall well-being. I feel nauseous all the time and that takes a lot out of the enjoyment of day to day activities. In addition, I have trouble to enjoy food; First, because the nausea takes away a lot of my appetite, and secondly, everything tastes strange. I am lacking motivation to do anything. At first I thought I might be a bit depressed but I think it stems from a lack of physical energy. I also haven't worked out for a few days now and that frustrates me. The thought of running or other exercise makes me feel sick to my stomach. I have been able to go to work for a few hours during the day and that makes me feel at least a bit productive.
I really hope that some of this is a bit of an emotional low that will go away in a couple of days.

I was able to get together with Kevin over lunch today. It as great to see him. Talking to him always leaves me feeling better about things. He is currently performing at rainbow stage every evening as 'The Beast' in 'Beauty and The Beast.' It is a big role and I am extremely proud of him (as always). Congratulations on your success, Kevin.


gina said...

I wish you strength and perseverance as you seek and ask for The Beauty to overcome The Beast inside your body, Olaf. (By the way, Kevin's Beastly performance was excellent!)

Laura said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling lousy these days. I guess it is to be expected but it's still not easy to take. Just know we're all thinking of you.

Nolan said...

The fact that you're energy level has dictated a few changes and limits to your routine must feel like a loss; especially to someone with a personality as driven as yours. The limits are inevitable. The routine changes are inevitable. The fact that you continue to fight to keep those things as long as possible is the inspiring part (as I'm writing this I believe you're doing your insane boxing workout). You are a wonderfully strong & stubborn bastard and that is going to serve you well. : ) DON'T STOP FIGHTING!!! I love you!