It's hard to believe it's already been two weeks since my final cleanse. Life has been busy as I struggle to find the "new normal" ...my life A.C. (After Cancer). Finishing chemo and moving on has (at times) felt a little like being thrown into a lion's den, it can be exhilarating and give me a rush and then there are the times where I want to run in the opposite direction. But, it seems especially crucial to stay calm and avoid panic; I'm doing my best and in my spare time, I continue to work on my roar.
The lingering effects of the 6 months of chemo are still with me and according to Dr. S they may continue to be there for several months. Of course, these are minimal in comparison to the immediate days following my infusions. I am, however, very impatient with this process and long for the days to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and energized without several body parts aching. I know those days are coming...just not quite quick enough for me.
So, just what is the "new normal"? The thing is...I'm not quite sure yet. I take each day for what it is and carry on with my life, which right now consists of soaking in the final days of summer, crossing things off our summer list and enjoying every minute possible with my two soon-to-be full time students.