|Saving her energy for her next round of ball chasing.|
There are a bunch of things from today's visit that I am chewing on that may show up here, but we'll start with the fatigue. I have been a little bit more tired than I expect to be recently and I asked about it. My John stand-in said that in her experience, people younger than me (like in their 20's) get their pre-leukemia energy back and people older than me (like 60's) get back about 80% of it. She said she felt she couldn't really predict if I would be more like a 20 or a 60 year old. I sure feel more like a 60 year old.
I reminded her that at one point, John had talked about a transplant of my own filtered stem cells (an autologous stem cell transplant) and that some one had told me that took about six months to get back to normal after. She said that was not what she had observed that it took way longer and anyway the chemo I had was about as bruising as an auto stem cell transplant. This was a surprise to me because since I didn't have that hard a time with it, I assumed it was actually fairly wimpy chemo (I imagined it as "chemo lite"). Hunh. I guess not.
It seems I earned my fatigue.
I am thankful that my labs are normal and hopeful that my energy becomes so.