chemo, round 2
Well, here I sit, and I survived the first (and arguably worst) round of chemo. Yay-go me! I was beginning to wonder, shortly after treatment #4, when I made the mistake of going out in public (grocery store) for an ever so brief trip...and obvi... Read more
Well, here I am almost halfway through the first type of chemo I have to take. I'm still alive - yay! Other than that fact, life as I know it is pretty darned different.
In some ways chemo hasn't been as rough as I expected it to be, but in... Read more
That's really an ugly word, isn't it? Cancer. As far back as I can think in my family history, no one had it, other than my Dad with prostate cancer. Now, it's striking my house for a second time. This time it's me, with breast cancer.
I've... Read more
This might go long. Bless you if you read to the end.
My journey here on Sparkpeople (and my life health journey) has been long. It has also come full circle. But that's not the point of this post. Let me explain.
I have always been an active person, but I've been a lot of weights throughout m... Read more
Starting over...again...and apparently at less than zero!
I decided sometime recently that I needed a total restart, which took effect Monday. Yeah, this is the time I'm 'really' gonna do it...blah, blah, blah...No prophetic declarations out of me this time. The proof will be in the results - or lack t... Read more
Bound to get better sooner or later. Hmm...looks like later
Well, I took my cat to the vet today for the nasal flush. Had high hopes this would be the ticket, but we all know what can happen with high hopes. Picked up my cat this evening, and he sounds just as bad as he did when I dropped him off this mo... Read more
When your 'small potatoes' problems come in 50lb sacks, or death by 1000 paper cuts
Life has been on the 'UGH' side lately. I feel a little guilty for feeling that way, though. I have enough perspective to step back, look at things objectively, and realize that it's mostly minor annoyances that I'm dealing with. Even minor anno... Read more
Whatever to do?
Sometimes life gets interesting. Sometimes it's complicated. Sometimes it's confusing. Sometimes...all of the above!
A little over a year ago I took a leap of faith at work. Left the office & co-workers I'd been with for 22+ years and took ... Read more
Disappointments. They happen. Many times they make us mad, or sad, or frustrated with ourselves. This blog is not about that. Sometimes we get disappointed and we had nothing to do with it and there was nothing we could do to make it different.
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Day four mantra
Today I will take the following step toward my goal: I will understand that I control what goes into my mouth.
Pretty simple concept, huh? We all know that we ultimately control what goes into our mouths. But how many times do we give ourse... Read more
Day three mantra
Today I will take the following step towards my goal: I will begin organizing my life in a manner that bends toward success.
You know what the commercial says. 'Life comes at you fast.' And it's true. It doesn't take much at all to put you ... Read more
Day two mantra
Today I will take the following step towards my goal: I will take control of my thoughts, and positive thinking will guide my actions.
Have you ever been so focused on what you can't do that you don't even think about doing what you can do?... Read more
My sister and I are pairing together in our fitness & health journey. Every week I give her a plan and she gives me one. This is our second week, and she has challenged me to daily mantras this week. I am to fill in the blank daily with this sta... Read more
I got up the nerve...
...and went to the batting cage today! I don't know why it took 'getting up the nerve' to do it. It was really simple, and nobody gave a rip enough to watch me so I didn't even have to worry about being embarrassed.
My son originally agreed... Read more
Getting back to it means finding out just how out of shape you are...
Tomorrow will make a full week of being 'back at it,' and boy, have I found out just exactly how out of shape I am! It's funny - you can convince yourself that you haven't let it slide THAT bad...until you start trying to DO stuff again, lol!
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