Measuring Progress: getting better during and after cancer

After thirty-seven chemo infusions in one year and an autologous stem cell transplant, I couldn’t remember what “normal” felt like and I had another year of targeted chemo to go. It was really hard to tell how quickly I was recovering from treatment each time I had an infusion. All I could do was compare how I felt each day with how I’d felt the day or two days before. And it bugged me that I couldn't track my progress. Do I have more energy this week than last week? Last month? What helps me recover? What slows me down?