Dear Logbook, sixth day of a new life.
Yesterday the day was as I told you. I took a LONG morning walk in which, as I had in mind, I stopped the KS in my beloved boat, to leave some #ChemoBox in the children’s oncology zone. Then I continued heading through the city. As you can see, in those almost 4 hours of walking and more than 15 kilometers walking, I could contemplate and capture in images some of the points that caught my attention.
In the afternoon I received the call from Barco KS, specifically from the person in charge, I think, of nursing in the Oncology area. The boxes in ABS material passed their questionable, temperature test. But despite this great news and telling me that they liked the idea a lot, she tells me later that they don’t think it’s necessary for the children. I think he understood that they are not having a bad time. I am sorry to disagree, that even knowing that these small fighters are very strong, if in Spain this idea is being slowly implemented, because it helps, well here I think it would help too. I keep the phrase that told me that she has my contact and that in a meeting they will have in February, she plans to take the idea. I will continue trying that one way or another, it ends up working. I have faith that it will be so. And that those little Great Titans will have in the near future the #ChemoBox giving them super powers.
Today is different. Time to rest a little after taking the little sailors to school to see how my heart is going in the afternoon, thanks to a friend who will give me an echocardiogram. Let us hope that Adriamycin and cyclophosphamide have not affected it, although both medicines together with Bleomycin have adverse effects on it. From the result of the echocardiogram we can know if I can go a little further in the race training or not. I know that many will tell me that it is time to go little by little. I know and I do. But knowing if the heart, that vital muscle, is fine or not important too. I do not intend to reach the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but if my heart is well and when my body is a little more trained, I intend to do more quality training that allows me to recover that “normal” that I had months ago.
I have no races in mind in the coming months. Yes it is true that in August, if everything is normal, I will participate in a triathlon. But the good thing about that test is that I will be able to choose the distance that fits my physical and health condition. From the Super-Sprint distance to the demanding Olympic distance. Whatever, it will be fine.
My Diary, little by little we will try to normalize my life. It is a word that you hear me lately many times. Perhaps it is that lack of normalcy in the apparent normality, which makes it so hard after a process of treatment on the high seas (Chemo). Or those wait every 4 months to see if your body is still well. I do not know sincerely how I will respond in the coming months. I will try My Diary to put on my side the optimism and joy that have accompanied me on these trips and journeys in recent months. But it’s something, I think, until you don’t face it, you don’t know how you’re going to respond. It may be that in the past trips the body and the mind to be more clothed were more comfortable and perhaps not now. I do not know. I think we will continue pushing with the same force and the same desire as until now, so the reviews will fall one after the other with joy and without much thought. At least I want it that way and I hope so.
My Diary, I still confess to you. You are that space where my heart expresses itself and shows you its joy, its sadness, its concerns. I hope to continue writing to you as assiduously as I have done in these 152 days of expedition. Surely tomorrow I have more things to tell you.