I’m whipped

Going home for the day. When the fatigue hits, as it has the last several days, walking a few steps is a struggle. I was warned about this by my doctor and the literature: “Many patients may experience chronic fatigue that could persist for years.” I don’t have the words to adequately describe what I mean by “fatigue.”  If you haven’t experienced chemo fatigue, you cannot know what I mean. It is not like anything you have experienced before.

I’m not complaining. My pain is gone and that is a constant reminder of how good I have it. I have not had any other side effects like chemo fog or vomiting. It will be interesting tomorrow to see what my blood counts show. Thankfully, that’s when I begin my two weeks without more infusions. If things go as they have in the past, my fatigue will lessen over the ensuing two weeks. I hope so. Two trials loom, a non-jury civil trial next week followed by a criminal jury trial the following week.

RGK

10 responses

  1. Get some rest, Judge. The fatigue is indescribible and all you can do is find a comfortable spot to sleep. You are fortunate if you are not having nausea and vomiting. Combined with the fatigue, they can kick your butt: you expend vital energy making a snack, to no avail in the end. Better to have slept than made a sandwich 🙂 (the hiccups that accompany the nausea are just weird. I do not understand them at all!).

  2. Eric,

    Yes, indeed, but they are still insisting that the Town Car is sufficient. I refuse to be treated in that manner.

    All the best.

    RGK

  3. Pilar,

    You are, of course, right. I am, of course, slightly (or more) whiny. I appreciate your kindness.

    All the best.

    RGK

  4. Peter H.,

    Thanks for the tip on terrible real estate agent photos. Oddly, it made me feel good to know that blogs about terrible shit professionals do can be amusing. If nothing else, this blog aspires to emulate that one.

    All the best.

    RGK

  5. RGK. Every night when I lead my kids in prayers, we say a Glory Be for the sick. You’re on the list. You’ve got 4 little Catholics in Pittsburgh praying for you every night. Hope all goes well.

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