Today was basically a good day. I had some stressful negotiating to do, but I managed to get through it and still keep most of my hair.
I’m noticing that when I haven’t had much sleep it takes me longer to recover than it used to. I don’t know if that’s Leuk or just my age. I am 60, but every one keeps telling me that 60 is the new 40. I’m not so sure about that. I think I’d give it a rating of 60 is the new 59-1/2 at best.
It is said that CLL (my type of leukemia) is usually slower moving and some people experience no symptoms for several years. Fatique can be one of them, but in looking up the definition of fatigue, I don’t think I’m there yet. Sometimes, though, I do feel exhaused.
My spirits are up though. They may be tired spirits, but positive ones.
I hope I will soon have some readers who are struggling with leukemia so we can share our experiences with Leuk. This is still a new site so I’m trying to promote it more. I’ve registered with some of the search engines. And I’ve printed some cards inviting people to the site. I hope to have my doctors give them to patients who’ve just been told they have the disease.
I’m not on an ego trip. I just want them – especially the newbies – to feel they’re not alone. Maybe it will help them if they can see someone else finding ways to live as normal a life as possible dispite being paired up with a guy named Leuk.
I also want to say I really appreciate the support I’m getting from friends and relatives, both on this blog and off it. Some of whom are having their own difficulties.
I have two cousins in particular who are struggling with their own health issues. Their tenacity and positive outlook are an inspiration to me.
Thank you J and N. Love you.