Pierre Dybman (dybmapi) wrote,
Pierre Dybman
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Breaking good: more preparations

The wait. Before the start of the process. In between two sessions, after some blood test or scan to see how things are going.

Time is both a friend and a foe. You have time in front of you, in my case a horizon of 6/7 months, before a full recovery diagnostic. But also the impression that time has been taken away from you, like a rug under your feet.

Time to be idle, time to be busy. A regularity, rare these days, with recurrent procedures at the same time and day every two weeks.

Do monks feel the same in their monasteries?

Trying to get as much information as possible is easy in the internet days. But also overwhelming, and probably some resources are counter-productive.

Let's see this nice and practical pdf sheet from cancer.org, which has been drafted to help patients follow-up their side-effects on a daily basis, most probably in order to allow them to see that not all days are bad, and not all side-effects are present at the same level of intensity on the same day.

But how frightening this is, before you even start!



This table lists 16 possible side-effects, as you can see, the effects can be ranked from none to severe...

Can't wait to try them all!
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