Many years ago when I attended Baptist church, they listed the "sick and shut-in" members in the program every week. Right now, I have made myself a shut-in for ten days to try and improve the success of my chemotherapy treatments. I had a treatment last week. It went well and I am already improving, seeing the flare dissipate. In the past, sometimes I've had the second treatment delayed by minor infections and ailments. I am trying to avoid that by staying home, away from foreign germs and out of trouble until the next treatment. I only have to make it another eight days. I went to knitting with my buddies two days ago and then realized that might not be wise. I am pretty sure that getting off schedule with these treatment makes them less effective. The cell killing has to take place at a certain time to hit the greatest number of them.
It might sound like I am suffering in my isolation, home with no company, no fun. Hah! One of my sisters just left after hanging out with me for a while. We were on line looking for little Valentine's gifts for the teachers at a school where she volunteers. After my sis ran a couple of errands for me, she picked up a turkey burger for my lunch. Now I'm going to knit little heart pins to go in the teacher gift bags. About.com has a pattern that works well if I use thinner yarn and size 3 needles.
Anyway, I am better, the medicine is working, and that's how treatment should be.