15 comments on “Replanning

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about this. I can’t believe how quickly it came on you. I’m pulling for the water aerobics to make a difference or at least hold things at bay. Hang in there.

  2. I am so sorry to hear the news. My new medical oncologist referred me to a cancer specialist exercise physiologist. I met with him yesterday and he has devised a low cost low impact exercise regime designed to maintain posture, fitness, strength and flexibility. No macho gym stuff, which was a relief. This is to help all round and prepare me for chemo. Not sure if it would have any application to your circumstances. I had a similar situation recently when a neighbour was helping me fix a trailer. I could not undo or tighten the wheel nuts, but my neighbour did it easily. I felt pretty weak and helpless. Not good for the soul. Thinking of you often and hoping for the best for you. Take care. Cheers, Phil

    • It’s so frustrating what this disease and the drugs do to one. I had no idea the drugs reduced muscle mass until recently. Now I’m the poster boy for it.

  3. Wish I could tell the world how amazingly brave, kind and informed you’ve remained throughout this journey. There is no one I would rather travel through life with than you –

  4. My fellow sufferer and friend, it is so tempting to give in sometimes. A few times lately I have been hoping for a quick end but it doesn’t work that way. Lately I have felt too depressed to post my blog. But life goes on. Last week I bought a rollator. At least I can make it around the malls and parks with some confidence. And I can sit down when I need to. Like when S is picking through the veges! I will update my blog soon. Actually I am beginning to like my rollator. I get smiles and hellos from other users. It’s nice! We are lucky to have ladies who love us, even if they can lick us at arm wrestling! Stay strong my friend, Your courage gives me strength! And it’s OK to shed some tears……..I do.

    • It is tempting to give in sometimes, but I keep pushing on because of my wife. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I occasionally wish for a brain aneurysm or a massive heart attack. I’m hoping the water aerobics will give me back some strength and stamina. Later today my wife and I are going to a mall to take a walk.

      Thank you so much for your reply. It had to be hard if you’re going through depression. Your effort is truly appreciated.

  5. Wow, that is seriously tough. I can imagine how overwhelming this particular transition is. I sure hope the exercises help. My own experience has been that even small physical exertions can make a huge difference in how I feel. I do neck/back exercises for a herniated disc, twice a day for ten minutes. Before I started that regimen, I would experience weeks at a time of not being able to turn my head, having to take muscle relaxers, and being in so much pain that sitting at a computer was torture. Now I rarely have trouble even after dancing or lifting boxes. I wish you the same noticeable improvement!

    • Thanks, I hope the water aerobics work as well for me as your neck exercises have for you. My wife and I are probably going to start mall walking as another way to build strength and stamina.

  6. I hope the new regimen helps maintain your muscles. I see from your next post that you did better when the temperature was a little lower. Please don’t let the current disappointment keep you feeling low. Your determination and grit have gotten you through some tough times. Don’t count out the personal strength you have that no meds can undermine.

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