My chemo schedule is every other week. Recovery starts about day 6. By day 8 or 9, I’m pretty stable. It’s more a matter of endurance at that point. For this trip, we will head to Yellowstone about day 12. The doc gave me an extra week of recovery off my regular schedule. Fingers crossed that it will be a good trip.Sounds like you only have 1 shoulder to hang from so I would go with belt style pack with the optional removeable shoulder strap or the shoulder can share load with the hips. Monopods are great! The right monopod can double as a cane or just to help steady over uneven terrain. Chemo can make you not as steady for a while. Sending "Good Thoughts" for speedy recovery!
To everyone… Thanks for the good wishes!