Well I have made it all the way through the third of my 35 treatments and so far everything is going better than I had expected. No nausea, no pain, and only a minor amount of discomfort caused by the chemo. There is still a long way ahead but one step at a time and the trail is eventually behind instead of ahead.
There is however one somewhat sad thing to report. I am unfortunately going to have to pull out of the upcoming Olympics. It isn’t because of the side effects but because of the fact that one of my doctors prescribed steroids for me.
I think he can be forgiven for not considering that I might be competing. I am after all 60. But I really thought that this time I might be the first Canadian to win an Olympic gold on home soil. I personally wasn’t nearly as worried about my age as about the fact that the only sport I ever showed any promise in was rowing, and that was 38 years ago.
However I really believe that the Olympics should be kept “pure” and that all competitors must have an equal chance so since I have now been tainted with the dreaded roids I feel the only honorable thing to do is withdraw. I can always go for it at the next games.
l really did think I had a chance at being the best oarsman at this years Olympics though. Pity.Olympic Withdrawal