February 15, 2017

Today’s word of the day is fatigue. Waking up at home was awesome, even though I had a lot of trouble getting to sleep last night. As soon as I got up I could tell that I still felt just as exhausted today as I had yesterday evening. It did not let up all day.

In the morning, Tricia drove me back to Abbott Northwestern for my first outpatient chemotherapy infusion. It felt strangely comforting to be back at the hospital for a couple hours. The infusion went off without a hitch.

In the afternoon I took my first outdoor walk since my hospitalization. Keeping it light and simple, I only went around our block. Total distance: 0.5 km (0.3 miles). Total time: nineteen minutes. Very, very slow. I plan to do more of that every day, to build my strength back up.

Since the day was mostly about resting, I don’t have a whole lot else to report. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

-Markus

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