My second chemo round was horrible from day 1 to day 7. For this 3rd round I needed to take control, so I decided I was going to workout every day right from the beginning. On actual chemo day (I go once every 21 days) I ran 3k before chemo. In the evening I did about 25 burpees. The next day I went to Carla’s and we did a full workout and I was almost as strong as I usually am. I also did about 20 burpees before going to bed.
Today was the hardest because I had to motivate myself to get up off the couch… that’s the hardest part, the second hardest is actually staying on the damn treadmill. But I did it, for 30 min. I followed up my 2.5k walk with 15 burpees. And I feel so much better.
Exercise is really the best medicine! I feel better, not a hundred percent but definitely better. I have also not taken any of the “as needed” nausea meds which seem to make me feel worse but does take away the nausea.. it’s a double-edged sword ugh!
Tomorrow and Saturday Carla will do her magic and I hope I can be ok by Christmas Eve, but I’m being realistic and know I may not be.
For now I will keep