As predicted, the past 2 weeks have been indeed quite challenging. The intensity of this protocol is normal and expected as the medication is penetrating the cells of my body to find the hiding, belligerent microbes. With the overwhelming nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and body pains, I have spent much time between the couch and bathroom, with little time left for work. One of the ironic side effects of the medicine is insomnia and so the fatigue and insomnia make for quite interesting bedfellows.
Although I often have to just keep my focus on an hour at a time, to get thru the day or night, I am very cognizant how fortunate I am to have access to this treatment protocol with the possibility of improvement after these 10 weeks. My IV therapy will still likely continue into next spring or summer, but this current phase is requiring me to dig deep and access my resources to “go to the mattresses”. Although it’s normal to have moments of doubt, such as “can I really handle this?”, inside every fiber of my being I truly know that each of us is stronger and more powerful than we think. We have it in us to overcome the situations we face and learn to “dance in the rain”.
It’s important to still have fun, so we spent a long weekend in Las Vegas (it is a bit over 1 hour flight from Denver) and regardless of my currently weakened state, it was good to have some fun. We went to see 2 shows and saw the sights. It appears some bystanders may have been mistaken my medically-induced nausea for too much “Las Vegas-style partying”. I guess it’s true that the microbes inside me have partied for too long and they have now been provided an unequivocal eviction notice. I envision the utter decimation of all the microbes! Vamoose!
May health and happiness be yours!
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(Platelets+Plasma donations require large machinery,
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