Off the Sofa
It has been over a week since they stopped radiating my body, but I am not just bouncing back quite the way I thought I would. The doctor told me the radiation will continue to kill cells for approximately four or five more weeks after we stopped. No wonder I am feeling so low! My white blood count was a mere 2.0 this week (on a scale that starts at double that).
I still require home health care and have been stuck on the sofa. Yesterday, I tried to sit myself on the edge of the tub to help get myself out -- and boom, boom, out go the lights!!! Obviously still too puny to do anything.
I am still taking the Rx eyedrops to fight the radiation blindness, but today I could stand it no longer. I escaped the sofa and the house to sit in a chair outside in the fresh air. So even though it wasn't much, I'm declaring this my first official day of escaping the sofa.
This process is incredibly slow-going. But I remember well what I learned on Whitney -- just keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't stop moving in the right direction!