Dealing With Cancer XVII

02/18/2016~ Day nine of the rest period between Chemotherapy cycles and Jim is getting bored. He wants to be able to do things, to get some of his old energy back. He would like to be able to go to the bathroom without getting winded; to go upstairs without having have to stop and rest; to take a leisurely walk around the block.

“Will I ever get back to normal?”

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I don’t know if he will ever get normal, whatever that is. Jim has never been “normal,” he has always been younger than his age. If I had a dime for every time someone asked if I was older than him, I’d be a rich woman! He is six and a half years older than I am, and at age 62, he might be looking his age, finally. He was losing his hair so he had me give him a butch cut, but even then, his hair is patchy. He did grow a beard and mustache, which I love, but the Chemotherapy made it hard and we still do not know if he will lose that with more chemo.

To me, he is as gorgeous as ever and I let him know every day…