Time has been a funny thing these past few months. I can’t believe I’m done with the 4th of 6 rounds (66.6666666…% complete!) and simultaneously, time seems to stand still. Or life does, in a way.
The first week of treatment feels like wading through mud with the nausea and a wacko sleep schedule. I’m up and down all day and night as all the liquid they’ve pumped into my body empties out. And, since we’re honest and open here about pooping, I’m emptying out in other ways as well. In a nutshell, it sucks. Symptoms this round started earlier and stayed longer. But, I didn’t throw up once! So, I’m calling it a win.
It’s incredible how those symptoms can change overnight — the nausea subsides, the energy slowly returns, and I try to find a sense of normalcy and routine in the two weeks between the next round. It’s a constant roller coaster.
I recently started using an app called Fabulous that lets you create and track your daily rituals and habits. (It’s only available for Android at the moment.) This is all part of my “A Better Me” movement. These next two months (and beyond) will be spent building daily habits and routines that improve my life and health — adding meditation to the mix, removing processed sugars from the diet, setting goals and plans for life and work… I’m using the time to the fullest that I can!
Round 5 is up and ready for sign-ups! Get after it!