I actually got fat last week doing the stem cell harvesting. Gained several pounds. Everything is tight. WTF? Talk about the atypical chemo patient. I gain weight, haven't lost hair, etc, etc. Weird.
Anyhow now that I'm feeling better and feeling like a cow, I have to work out fairly regularly. Exercise is also good for mind/body healing. For a while I've been thinking swimming would be the perfect exercise for me. It's all over movement and no impact on my bones. Doc Phan still says I don't need to worry about fragile bones, but I am still a bit paranoid.
So this morning, before chemo, I went with a friend to the local pool and swam for about 20 minutes or so. It was awesome. I'm definitely out of shape and now have sore shoulders. But it felt great. A perfect way to start the day.
Chemo again next week, then a 2 week break. Visits with Zoller and Berenson over next couple weeks.
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