As promised, AmericanRonin's cheeky post has inspired this one.
I just finished my third week of ibrutinib (and third week off of travel to OSU's clinical trial which resumes next week) and I'm happy to report that I'm back to regular Ellen, i.e. Energizer Bunny with plenty of pep and energy.
I get most of my exercise from figure skating, and two months ago, I couldn't make it down one side of the rink (and a day later, ended up in the hospital for four days). I'm very grateful to be back to normal, and "jumping for joy" as you will see here.
I also scheduled to take a skating test I've been avoiding for years this Saturday in advance of starting venetoclax. I'm not quite ready for it, so chances are high I won't pass, but it was life affirming to sign up.
Ibrutinib isn't without its risks, but in my case, I am very happy to be free of the fatigue that I didn't acknowledge was as bad as it was until I didn't have it anymore.