Sunday, September 30, 2012

Heart Balm

As you can likely tell from my last couple of posts, it's been a pretty down couple of weeks. My hospital vacation truly bummed me out and then chemo week physically brought me low again. I'm starting to recognize that the cumulative effects of the chemo are happening. It takes me a little longer to bounce back now, the fatigue lasts a day or so longer, and appetite and belly issues are more common. Depending on what my PET scan this week shows, it could be another 3 months of chemo still to come. So I'm just going to suck it up and deal.

Went to an SCA event yesterday and saw many friends. It was a well needed trip out of town and a balm to my heart and soul to spend good time with so many good people. The sun was shining, it was a warm and beautiful day to be out. In case I haven't made it clear yet, all of you that are cheering me on and loving me through this are instrumental in this fight. I can do pretty well keeping my attitude positive, that's always been my way. But the enthusiasm I get from planning activities with my friends and family, the simple joy of talking/texting with you, the smiles you bring with your pokes and avalanches and attention, these are the little daily things that help keep me looking forward. Life is experience and people. And as I know I have said before, my people are awesome.

Awoke this morning to a good friend asking us to breakfast. What a great way to start the day: food and conversation and hugs. Then home for a lazy afternoon and rest. My youngest kitty has been hanging close and purring at me all afternoon as well. It's been another lovely day. Dinner is on the stove, simple comforting pasta e fagoli with baked apples and vanilla gelato later. Think I'll catch up on a good tv series and plan some trips to visit friends this week. It's off-chemo week, and now that my attitude has swung back up I'm already feeling restless to get out of the house and see more folks. Heck, if I'm feeling this good tomorrow morning there may be a lot of chores that get accomplished. It's nice to feel good again.


  1. Reading, and thinking of you. I am glad you are looking forward to a strong week!

  2. It was wonderful to see you smiling and happy this past Saturday!


  3. Dan and I went to the beach at Van Buren State park yesterday. I got a little teary at the beauty; Dan picked up about 50 pounds of interesting rocks. I'm glad to know you were surrounded by friends on a gorgeous day. Love to you and Rob,