Greetings from the kitchen table, stocked with steel-cut oats, fresh fruit, a splash of coffee, and my ever-present companion, Jar of Peanut Butter.
Round 2A is in the rear view mirror (pause for applause)!
A quick update for everyone: I was hospitalized from Feb. 1st through 5th for what was our third round of inpatient chemo treatment, or the second round of the “A” cycle of my Hyper CVAD regimen. Everything went as smoothly as we could have hoped and I made it home in time to catch the Superbowl from the comfort of my own couch. God Bless America. Monitoring my cell counts will be especially important over the next few days, but so far, so good. No fevers, and no Dumb and Dumber re-enactments (knock on wood).
I was feeling well enough to jump on my bike for a quick ride on Sunday before the game, but have noticed a drop in energy over the past 24 hours. I probably won’t get back out on the road again until my counts return to normal, but it’s gray outside and the rain is coming, so movies on the couch sounds alright for now.
My buddy Jake Harris, has been keeping me motivated with his original artwork throughout this process, so I thought I would share. Solid advice from Jake, I’d say.
If all goes to plan, I’ll be back at it for round 2B on or around Feb. 22nd–but that’s getting ahead of ourselves. Speedy recovery, one day at a time.
Lots of love,