Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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.