I just finished my first cycle of chemo. Trying to get into a routine. I like routines. So far, no sickness from the treatment. My sleep at night is a bit jacked up. But my mornings are great. I feel good in the mornings, as good as I've felt for the past few months. Oh wait, those haven't been so great. Nonetheless, I have energy in the morning and try to do what I can when I have the energy. But I also am typically tuckered out in the afternoons. Naps and quiet time in the afternoon are key.
However, today was a little different. I worked out for the first time in a month. I won't go to the gym cause I need to avoid germ factories...like the gym. But Jenni created a home gym for me in the garage.Used it for the first time today. I was actually a bit nervous at first. Are my bones ok for working out? Will I get tired out after 5 minutes? etc, etc. But it was ok, good actually. It felt good to move and get the juices flowing. And it felt a little normal and nice, just thinking about what I was doing at that time, and not thinking about everything else.
About an hour after working out though, I was tired and needed a nap. It was only 10 am. So I took a nap. That is my prerogative. But now here it is, almost 6 pm, and I don't have the afternoon tiredness. Yay!
The lesson of today is that there is no new normal. Every day might be different.