I used knives this week—and I mean ones for cutting, not just buttering. I sliced tomatoes for a couple of turkey sandwiches and then on a couple of other occasions I cut fresh strawberries.
Two things make this accomplishment noteworthy:
- Kitchen prep requires standing and balancing at the counter with BOTH ARMS FREE.
- Wielding a knife while standing and balancing at the counter requires a certain amount of confidence in my ability to perform a task while working with something sharp and stabby.
Assuming that my brain tumor is still unchanged since the last MRI, I pretty much give all credit for my dexterity and standing-up strength (however little of it there might currently be) to the dexamethasone.
My chemo doctor has given me another 30-day prescription for the dex. He’s also requested that I have another MRI. It’s just that time again; there’s nothing troublesome that’s forcing the issue. So I’ll be doing the MRI thing again on July 26.