I felt pretty strong today, which they said would be expected as a result of the steroids that I'm on but it felt fantastic to have some energy back. Had a great visit with Melissa, Kyle and Leah this morning who came bearing a very thoughtful basket of goodies, including chocolate, my favorite Moscato, games, teas and music, plus, my absolute fav: a cheddar everything bagel sandwich from Brookside Bagels in Simsbury---can't beat it. And, Dr. Dailey would be proud of the high sodium content and greasy sausage patty. It was great to talk and laugh and pass the hours with good friends.
Then I just had the incessant urge to walk. Needed to get some exercise, so we headed to the dog park with Sammy. Jam-packed today so she got to sniff up all types of dogs and beat them out on the race to any tennis ball thrown within her vicinity. No one can touch her speed. We hiked a little through the trails in the park which felt great to have my blood pumping and to not feel short of breath after just a few steps as I had been. We let her jump in the river for her first swim and that was very exciting to watch. She's got a mean doggie paddle.
A solid lunch and nap then a trip to Barnes & Noble and Best Buy. All-in-all I'd say a very good day for a chemo virgin.