Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dec. 29

Dec. 29
Originally uploaded by Cancer Boy
I have got to start updating earlier in the day. Then again, it makes sense to update at the end of the day.. I should probably just go to sleep earlier, then...

Today finally felt like a really real normal day, at last. I think my brain is finally back 100%. In celebration of my returned sense of taste, and general gluttony, today I had a cinnabon for the first time in at least two years, if not more. Mm mm yum. I have much more of a tolerance to sweet tastes, of late, so that was pretty awesome. Cue me bitching about getting fat again, tomorrow.

The numbness in my left hand is still there, but it feels like it's slowly going away. I say that, because I'm starting to feel some pain in my index finger, but that may also be because I've been tenderizing it for the last few days, trying to feel something there. The itching is worse than ever. Stupid toxins, etc.

But hey... No more night sweats for quite a while. I can't describe how glad I am to be rid of that symptom.

I guess the most perplexing thing about my experience with cancer is how earth-shattering, yet how mundane it is. It affects every aspect of life, but at the same time, life still remains fairly normal. It's all symptom management, really.

I've never really considered myself "lucky", especially when you throw in, you know, the cancer, etc., but as far as this is concerned, I'm having an easy go of things. Here's hoping it lasts.


deborah d. lattimore said...

you're giving me hope, mr. armand. thank you. you know how freaked out i am in anticipation of chemo. keep those details and updates coming, please. & more cinnebons for you!! xoxo

Sarah said...

They make special bed sheets for sweating. I can get a queen set for $75 from my mom's work. They are supposed to pull it away from your body and dry faster than cotton. I don't know what else they do.

I LOVE cinnabons! Good choice! :)

Armand said...

Deborah: I do what I can :)

Sarah: In the words of Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer, "Information that would have been useful yesterday!!".. I kid, I kid. I will hopefully never need those again!

Man... I want another cinnabon.