The last month has been one of those months where nothing seemed to go right. The last few weeks has just topped it all off.
I had to have laser treatments in both my eyes and boy let me tell you what an experience that was. Before my first treatment the doctor told me that there was no words in the English dictionary that would describe just how bright the laser was. He was right. I’ve never experienced anything like that before and I hope I don’t have to go through that again any time soon.
All the doctors seem to agree that the CML was the cause of my vision problems and not the Gleevec. I am now back on my medications. Although, I do believe my vision is getting a little worse as the time passes. I don’t go back to either of my doctors until mid July.
The weather here has been nice enough to ride my bicycle and I’m really glad. It’s really been nice to be able to get out and do some riding to get rid of some of this stress that I’ve been having to deal with. My job has really got me to a point where I’m counting the days until I can retire; 4 years, 2 months and 15 days. In the last nine days I’ve been able to ride seven of those days at at least twenty miles each day. I’ll be traveling to Dothan, Alabama on the sixth of June to ride in the Tri States Ride on the seventh of June. I’ll be riding the 45 mile loop.
A lot of changes at work within the past month. The manager we had resigned and now we have a new manager. He’s got a military background and is very strict on policies and procedures. Right now I don’t know if I like him or not. I’ll have to give him another week or so.
The last two weeks I’ve been repairing air conditioning units on the roof of a warehouse. Fifteen units to be exact. Most has had bad compressors and or bad condenser fan motors. It’s been a real hot job and we’re finally beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. However, rain has entered the equation and the lack of parts so we’ve had to put the repairs on hold until next week. At least we’ll get a break for a couple of days.
People keep asking me how I’m doing with my CML. I’m doing good I guess. Other than the eye problems and the leg cramps I’ve had no other symptoms of either the CML or the Gleevec. I’m finally able to see some results of my bike riding plus the dehydration factor of being on the roof for two weeks has really helped out as well.
Work – you can’t live with it, and most of us can’t live without it. And working while battling any kind of chronic condition is the pits. But your bike riding sounds like a fun way to relieve some of that stress. Good post.