Dear Logbook, one hundred and fourth day of a new life.
My Diary, today I have embarked on a new journey in my life. An experience that was offered and recommended to me from my beloved ship the KS. It is spending ten days in a rehabilitation clinic for cancer patients. In these 2×5 days here, they will help me recover physically and psychologically. At this last point, since I do not understand or speak Swedish, it will be logical through some individual session. The group should not be contingent on my not speaking the language of the country. These days I will tell you a little about how I am doing. At the moment today we have set sail and on this ship we are 5 people. We have each had a different cancer. They will be days of sharing experiences, talking about the past, about the lived and the future. Days when we will find ourselves even more. From this expedition that started that fateful or not, August 22, 2019, I want to say that at least I think I came out reinforced in many aspects. During these entries in my diary I have been counting days after day how I was finding myself.
Today started the day about 50-60 kms away from where I am writing to you now, in Stockholm. Day that rose cloudy. After breakfast, time to change my clothes and take the taxi that would bring me to the Mälargarden clinic. I decided to come by taxi instead of public transport to avoid crowded areas with a higher risk of contagion of the Bug. Once I got here, it was my turn to register, talk to a nurse about what medicines I had taken during the chemo and if I was taking any more. Shortly after, it was time to take my blood pressure, oxygen saturation and weigh myself. We will see how the latter evolved. Working from home involves chopping too much. Then at 10 am, gymnastics shift, warm-up and check with the physio to see how I am and where to reinforce or influence. Then free time, food at 12 and at 13 stroll around. Short. After the group therapy that I told you about and at 5:00 p.m., yes, at 5:00 p.m., dinner … After dinner and after a little talking, I went for a walk in Sigtuna, almost 7 km away. I have arrived from the walk around 19:30 and I have had it as a smoothie with red fruits … and I have been captured with a puzzle until almost 22:00. It is one of 1008 pieces that I will try to finish in these two weeks.
And my Diario. For today, I will tell you little more. More tomorrow.