Usually I've been keeping friends and family updated and writing this blog to that end as well. It's all about conserving Karen's energy because even responding to email and text can be taxing.
Especially since one of the side effects of the current chemo (that otherwise is doing remarkably well) is chemo brain.
Chemo brain is difficulty concentrating on a single task, Problems with short-term memory; forgetting details of recent events, fumbling for the right word or phrase and feeling mentally “slower” than usual.
Karen continues to surprise me and has begun making longer texts to friends who ask how she's doing. This is one of her latest.
Things are going very well. I am using a one cane now and only using oxygen at night or when I exercise. The therapists - physical and occupational have discharged me. And chemo seems to be doing fine. I have little nausea and md wants me to gain about 5 lbs. I did lose almost 5 inches in height!!! Look really odd but that's ok. Since all in all I am very well and happy.
And when she's happy I'm happy! The photo on this post is a shot of a shadow box Karen made at our latest art party. It's a swimmer...swimming through the stars.
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.