Hi from Canada Hyena....
I just spent the last 3 days of free time reading through this entire thread. I wanted to say hi and tell you that I relate to your struggle that you went through. I had a shit fight with Leukemia starting when I was 32. It was a 4 year journey to get back to my old self. Masses of chemo and finally a bone marrow transplant and a lot of positive mindset got me through it. You're a trooper and I loved how you shared your story with the friends you have made here on this site. I love your light hearted and interesting videos as well.
Your comments on how chemo kicks the crap out of you really made me remember how it was 8 years ago. I remember when getting off the couch and walking in my yard for 1 minute was a momentous occasion. Loosing the hair was fun all well for me lol. I am a hairy guy head to toe and I had so much chemo that it all fell out. Even the hair in my nose and ears. I was odd looking in the mirror and seeing a pure white hairless entity when I am used to having Chewbacca looking back at me.
Anyway... keep up the positive attitude... it was what got me through it all. I never once packed it in and felt like coasting. Here are some pics... I want to share, too.
When I was diagnosed I got JoJo to keep me company because I new I would have a lot of time on my hands and would want the companionship. He turned into the most loving dog I have ever seen.
This is the day I brought him home.
This is 6 months after bone marrow transplant. I could barely walk for a minute but I made my friends drag me to a sand pit so I could ride my motocross bike. I managed to ride it for a minute then that was it.
Here i am 8 years later with JoJo napping on the couch. He's 100lbs of goofball. The battle is worth it. I have a new look at life now a I'm sure you have too. You're going to be ok I can tell after reading all your posts on your treatment