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Between a rock and a hard spot

Posted Oct 16 2009 10:04pm

Last Saturday I got a little stoned, but it passed. I had symptoms of a stone for the past month and finally it passed. This stone has been sitting in my left kidney for the past 8 years and gave me the first symptoms of discomfort the night that I went into septic shock from the bone marrow transplant. Stones always pass at the most inopportune time. The last few weeks have been tough. I am constantly fatigued; making routine activities difficult. I know that they said it would take a year to recover and it has only been two months, but I was hoping for a little more energy. I am constantly wondering whether all of my symptoms are from drugs side effect, chemo side effects, persistent amyloidosis or infection. Recently, I have developed significant peripheral neuropathy which makes it hard to sleep. One wonders if this will stabilize, improve or continue to worsen. All of this affects my motivation.

I will return to work part time in 3 weeks. I know this will help as I am able to focus on others rather than on myself. I guess I have to be patient and accept each day as it comes.

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