BAG OFF AND SOME ROCKS ON

Nearly done

Very true

The title very much says it all as we arrive at post chemo Friday. Just the morning to get through without those post poison drip side effects and then hopefully enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Friday, 1000, and thankfully no side effects, only another 3 hours on the pump and bag! Another nice day and maybe rock moving or a ride this afternoon.

1430, bag free, time to get outside, 90F, look at the pool and make some plans. The arsebine is back and taking over again so an afternoon of intensive weeding begins and some areas are cleared but its not as easy  task. The “Death’s Head” skull like rock was taken of the rockery and giving a good cleaning … most unusual formation and very heavy.

Pool rescues from the mud in the bottom

Two more rescued frogs get repainted and now its too late to go for a ride but I WILL get a few miles this weekend and try and creep up my world circumference ladder.

Don’t think I could do it in a day!!!

Saturday, no side effects so maybe some more weeding and then work on the rockery. Despite 10 hours in bed I still feel tired but I suppose that’s just another chemo effect. Being over the half-way point I now need the CT scan to see what progress this poison has made. My surgeon, Dr Mattison tells me “its a blunt instrument” which means they haven’t made much progress in enhancing the definition. Well that’s a wait and see prior to Session No5 at the beginning  of September.

Weeding takes priority  and a good session is completed and then the tiredness creeps in and another nice chemo side effect of “pins and needles in the lips” if you drink or touch anything cold so its a beer through the straw.

Sunday, and if I don’t get sidelined by weeding I might actually get on the rocks which is my plan A . Plan B will be a 10 miler this afternoon to remind the legs WE are about to get back into it! Weight seems steady at around 175 lbs and clothing pretty loose. Might have a slow leak in the back tire of the Roubaix. Also a chance of some fishing?? now that might be fun!

Summit Lake

Fishing won, and we visit Summit Lake where I’ve always had a lot of success in the past. They have restocked with more types including Walleye, Bass, Rainbow Trout and Perch. I catch 3 table size small Trout and a couple of small Perch which go back in.

So a Trout dinner tonight with peas and bread and butter!I think I need to eat earlier such that I can sleep better without all the side effects of a running nose, the chemo cough and congestion which goes away at about 0300 for some reason ……..but I can tolerate it although it would be nice to have a pill for that!

Still no work on the rockery…… promises, promises!

 

TONY DOWN

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