Monday, October 7, 2013

Night Cramps

I lost all my muscle mass during treatment and after the transplant. Even one year post-transplant, I'm still regaining my muscles. Either because of a lack of muscles or poor nutrition or a side-affect from one of my many pills, I get very painful leg cramps almost every night usually around 3 AM.

Lately they've been manageable and last only for a short time. However, every once and a while they jerk me out of deep sleep and the only way I can get rid of them is to shuffle around my house until they go away. They are awful and usually come back right when I'm about to go back to sleep.

To make matters worse, my cat thinks my midnight shuffling is the perfect time to hunt! Perhaps in her mind I look like an injured wildebeest hobbling behind the herd, prime prey for great wild predators like her. My whimpers and grumbling triggers some primal need deep in her mind and she sees me only as dinner.

And so it ends with me limping feebly around my house while my demon cat tries to take me down.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Light the Night

So, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been a great resource during my cancer treatment and ever since I've been (literally) back on my feet, I've been wanting to participate in their Light the Night Walk fundraiser events. Finally there is one in my neck of the woods! Yay! My family and I are walking to raise money so other cancer patients can continue to benefit from the great programs that helped support me during my Cancer Cruise. 

Click here to find out more information about LLS's Light the Night, for events near you and how you can donate/volunteer/participate. Check out my team website below if you want to donate to my team, Chemosabe Socks, or you can even join us on October 26th if you like!