1 Bank Holiday, 1 intended half day that I took off because of migraine, 2 half days and then a full day to finish the week.This week:
2 half days and 3 full days. This is the first week I have actually worked 3 full days since returning to work, and it was more bearable than I'd feared. I could track the cumulative toll by the effect on my after-work achievements:
Monday: made supper, did my Duolingo, did lots of studying
Tuesday: made supper, did my Duolingo, did some studying
Wednesday: made supper, did my Duolingo
Thursday: made supper, wrote a blog post in bed
Today was the second half day, and I spent the afternoon resting in bed, with a pleasant interlude catching up with my mother on our ~weekly phone call, before doing the evening nursery run. I then made supper but have returned to bed shortly afterward. I may yet manage my Duolingo. Tomorrow is busy, with multiple things for the children, and a date with fanf
in the evening, so I am deliberately taking it easy this evening and Sunday.
Next four weeks:
w/b 11/4 & 18/4: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons off
w/b 25/4: Friday off
w/b 2/5: Bank Holiday off
They're all four-day weeks but I expect the 4 consecutive days to be harder. I'm going to review again on 4/5, or sooner if I get another migraine or other indication I'm overdoing things.Other notes
I have my first follow-up bone marrow test on 18/4 and my review with my consultant on 26/4, so I will probably be extra-twitchy between the two. Objectively I am continuing to improve steadily, there is no plateau or reversal of progress, and I've even stopped needing to change my clothes on arrival at work. But I'm extra-aware at the moment of every time I get out of breath when cycling or walking or climbing stairs; I am 99.9% certain it's because I'm pushing just hard enough to keep improving my fitness, but the 0.1% is fixated on "breathlessness means cancer". Charting my progress in these posts is one way of keeping that 0.1% in check.
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