[cancer] Two more brief recovery notes

1. I am at one of the challenging phases of recovery, in the sense that I feel almost well enough to jump up and run around doing my Normal Stuff™, but if I actually do so, I’ll wipe myself out. Which means paying a lot of attention to my activity levels and tasks. Specifically, riding the brakes for a couple of days.

2. Something has substantially changed in the peripheral neuropathy in my hands. I still feel the prickling, but the cold sensation has backed off a lot, especially in the past twenty four hours or so. Praise the Lord and pass the hand cream.

5 thoughts on “[cancer] Two more brief recovery notes

  1. Earl Cooley III says:

    When recovering from my quadruple bypass a few years ago, I found that the fundamental basic unit of fatigue was brushing my teeth while standing up.

    1. Jay says:

      For me it turn out to be taking a shower…

  2. Barbara Winter says:

    So glad to hear that you are feeling on the mend. Gut surgery is always hte worst, I think. any time they touch organs, it’s a whole different kind of pain.
    I was so glad I had a seat in my shower! Of course, sometimes I got to the bath door and had to go back to bed and rest first.
    Jeff picked me up a copy of Specific Gravity of Grief yesterday. Very much looking forward to reading.

    1. Jay says:

      Enjoy the book!

  3. Cora says:

    Take it easy, Jay! After all, you’ve just been through massive surgery. Recovery takes time.

    This post is quite timely, because today was the first time in almost two months that I felt like myself again and was able to walk for an extended period of time without needing to sit down every 50 meters or so (in the beginning, it was more like every 5 meters). I’m still slow and I still limp, though.

    And all I had was an inflamed ischiatic nerve, i.e. a fairly routine and non life-threatening condition.

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