As the aches have been diminishing my attitude has improved tremendously. My low blood counts appear to have been the cause. The medication that’s likely responsible is the one I received last week. It’s slow-acting and is supposed to prepare me for Tuesday’s chemo. I am also feeling more “normal” as the chemo side effects gradually wear off. My energy level and attitude are both up! Yeah! Now I just have to figure out how to manage the other stressor – work.