Celebrating 10,000 Views

Wow. That's about all I can say. Thank-you SO much, everyone, for your unparalleled support and love. I started this blog to keep family and close friends updated on my progress throughout this journey, so it is absolutely mind-boggling that so many people (many of whom I don't even know) are reading it. Well... unless my dad is sitting at home clicking "refresh" ... "refresh" ... "refresh" to make me feel important. But even if the 10,000 views are from ten people re-reading this a thousand times each, that is still something to be extremely thankful for. So thank-you for reading, everyone.

Tomorrow marks my halfway point. I have had three chemo treatments so far, and I have three remaining before I go to Vancouver for some tests, and am (fingers crossed) pronounced "cured" once and for all.

I have been doing really well since my last treatment. A few of the side-effects, such as the fatigue, mouth pain, and confusion, haven't been nearly as pronounced as the first two treatments. A few have been worse, such as the "puffiness" from the Prednisone, and the bone pain from the Neupogen. However, the thing that I have done best this time is to continue living my life as normally as possible. I only missed one week of work this time around, and I have been forcing myself to run, cycle, and lift weights more than I was. In fact, I managed to lift weights five days after chemo, and go for a run three days after that! Exertion has been really hard, but I think pushing myself to the point of exhaustion is actually helping to make my body fight to become stronger. I have been spending a lot of time outdoors as well.

It's been nearly a week since my last post, however; I got some really good topic suggestions via email, Facebook, and the comments section, so I will try to make time to post some answers sooner than later.

Thanks for reading,
Christopher

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