So it has been nearly two and a half months since heading back to the gym. It’s been a slow process to say the least. Despite being nearly four month since my last treatment I am still dealing with side effects. Out of those, the one that has held me back the most is constant fatigue. On some days I can be seen taking 60 second naps between sets. But while the process has been slow I have made progress. Today I weighed in at a little over 147 lbs, which puts me half-way back to my normal weight. Some of the weight gain is from just being able to consume more calories, but I’m also putting on more muscle mass. I am now pretty much doing the same routine – with less weight, of course – I was doing before my treatments began. The goal, of course, is to get back to where I was. But I also want to prove my doctor wrong. I saw him about a month ago. At the time I weighed about 142 lbs. During the appointment he told me not to expect to able to gain much more weight. He was a bit vague on the reason, but it had something to do with the effects the radiation has on the body. We’ll see.