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I’m thriving

THRIVE here!

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Day 3

I began this 8 day challenge with ZERO expectations because I am handicapped, sedentary, have lymphedema which tends to hang on to fluids and weight like crazy and because I have been on a strict 1500 calorie diet for 2 … Continue reading

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Starting a new journey

Life is full of new journeys, first steps and new twists and turns in our path. Sometimes interesting, sometimes painful, sometimes by design and sometimes they can be rude surprises. This one is by choice. I have been watching a … Continue reading

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The fear of Mortality

We all have an understanding of our own mortality at least once in our lives. Many times it happens after the death of a parent or loved one. All of a sudden, we recognize that there are no givens in … Continue reading

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Saw the radiologist today

It’s been 3 months since I finished my chemo and my radiation treatment. I had my PET scan 2 days ago. Today I saw the radiologist to discuss the results. It appears that I am a textbook case. The radiation … Continue reading

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Good and bad technicians

When I began my cancer journey…my trips to new doctors who sent me to new doctors who sent me for mri’s, cat scans, and PET scans…I was afraid. I was afraid they would not understand I have mobility issues and … Continue reading

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Making Rosaries again

I am feeling well again. It took a couple of months to get over most of the side effects of my radiation treatments and to feel like myself again. During that time, I didn’t feel like making any jewelry or … Continue reading

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Doctor report

It’s been almost a month since my last post. A lot has happened. I don’t share a lot about my mobility struggles and difficulties leaving the house to go to the doctor, but thought you could use a small update. … Continue reading

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Having an “OFF” day…

Today was one of those days. The kind of day where you are blindsided by emotions that come from outer space, or Timbuktu or out in left field. The kind of day where you feel odd, ‘off’, just not normal … Continue reading

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Baby steps

  I’m discovering I don’t have much patience. I am a baby boomer, but I am living in the ‘we want it now’ world. I get impatient waiting on the toaster, the microwave and the tea kettle. None of those … Continue reading

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I’ve always had an addictive personality

I have always done things in an all-or-nothing manner. It was just how I did things. Now I guess it is defined as having an addictive personality. I gave up sucking my thumb in childhood for food. Food became my … Continue reading

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Not much going on

  I first quit work the end of May. That started this new journey of new things including home health care, physical therapy and spending my days mostly alone. It has been an interesting journey which has started me exercising and … Continue reading

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How do you stay happy?

Since I had to quit work my life has become very small. I have a care taker help me out of bed. I do my morning walk across the kitchen and have increased from 12 steps to around 40. I … Continue reading

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We’re having a bit of fall weather

It’s September after all, so changing to fall weather right at Fair time is pretty normal here. Summer seemed to last longer than normal and was more humid and much hotter than I remember from last year, but it does … Continue reading

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Today is a new day

    As I continue this adventure, no matter how difficult or how emotional yesterday was, when I wake up, it is always fresh and new and there is hope. That is the hardest part of the journey…to believe there is … Continue reading

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