3 months post treatment and my viral count is still undetectable! AWESOME!
Physically I'm returning to "normal" - whatever that really means. I'm exercising regularly, though my endurance is still lagging.
I no longer experience dizziness or exhaustion from medial tasks. I can do physical activities like errands and cooking - in the same day, and not "pay for it the next day (ie, laid up on the couch because my muscles are sore and I'm running a low grade fever). HURRAY!
My brain seems a little sluggish though. Well...my brain was on drugs, so... My short term memory and my ability to remember lists and numbers may be gone forever. My recall (names, faces, dates) is kinda sluggish too, on some days. This is in comparison to a year ago, before treatment started. What's a girl to do? Oh well... that's what smart phones are for anyway...
Odd thing happened... A few weeks ago I got the flu. What?! The flu - in May? Yep. But that's not what's odd. See, I hardly ever get sick. Hardly. I mean, other than getting cancer and a blood virus. Seriously! I never hardly ever get like, "normal" sick. So when I shared with my friend Monica that I had the flu - that it sucked, required me to stop exercising, and I hadn't bounced back AND it had been like 5 days since it left - she smiled and quipped, "Consider yourself becoming 'normal!'" ...Cute one...
So according to her logic, I guess I should be glad to get the flu. It's a part of being "normal" - or someone who is free of cancer and blood viruses.
I guess this "normal" thing may not be all it's cracked up to be. Hee, hee, hee!!!?? -- uh...no.
I'll post again in another 3 months when - by faith - I am still an "Undie" and get discharged from Mayo Clinic! ...That's what I'm talkin' bout... :-)