Sunday, May 23, 2010
It is a beautiful morning for late May. We are only supposed to hit 69 degrees today. That make me one very happy camper! It's a "windows wide open" day! Lots to do today, looking forward to it! Actually, I have so very much to look forward to now! I have that wonderful, quizzical feeling in the pit of my stomach as if I am waiting for something. The thing is, I have no idea what I am waiting for. It reminds me of the song from "West Side Story," called "Something's Coming." It's almost the way I used to feel as a little girl just before Christmas! Now, however, I get the feeling I have more of a hand in the surprise. It's up to me...to be open and receptive to what ever the Goddess has in store for me.
This all ties in with my getting back to my daily rituals. I need to reconnect with my deeper self and the Goddess. I have forgotten how to listen for my inner voice, my intuition. I need to get out of myself as well, get out in the community and try to make a difference. I have a couple of ideas I wish to explore for doing volunteer work. The world does not revolve around me and I am so grateful that I can now focus on other things.
Well, time to "switch off" for Sunday and get to work. My sanctuary awaits it's turn to be "Spring Cleaned!"
Monday, May 17, 2010
However, I did get my kitchen, bathroom, and living clean. I'm tickled I was able to get as much done as I did. (I'll be even more tickled when it doesn't take me all bloody weekend to clean my one bedroom apartment! *LOL*) I am so grateful I was able to get what I did! I'm getting stronger every week.
I was up at 6:30 this morning and hit Walmart at 7 to do my grocery shopping. I love going so early, no crowds, no lines...in and out with relative ease! Then I had brunch with a dear friend and her daughters this morning. I haven't seen her since January. It was so good to see them!
Now, I am sitting in my clean living room, blogging, watching TV (more or less) and playing another round of fetch with my cat, Shade.
Anywho, time for bed.
Here is to a fabulous week!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I had my first follow-up appointment with my favorite oncologist and it was short and oh so sweet! I only have to see him (and have blood work) every three months, an u/s every six months, and CT once a year! AND after this round of fragmin (my injectable blood thinner) is done (on the 23rd) I don’t have to have it anymore!! WHOOHOO! (he said if I absolutely can’t stand it anymore, I can stop sooner…we’ll see)
I am one happy chickie! *sighs happily*
Saturday, May 08, 2010
I have been trying to clean a bit today. I just have not had the energy to do much to the place since I've been sick. Now that I am getting better, I find I can do a little at a time, if I rest a lot in between. My kitchen is half done and I sat through "Hello Dolly." Now I am playing on line...so...maybe the kitchen will get done tonight. *LOL* Last night I did all my laundry and I now I need to put it away.
I am totally falling in love with my cat over again(although she drives me insane a lot of the time). She is the second cat I have had the joy of sharing my home with, that loves to play fetch! *ROFL* I buy her all these catnip mice and little balls with bells in them, and her favorite toy is a twisty! She brings it and drops in front me to throw for her and then she brings it back to me to do it again. If she had her way, it is all we would do...
Tomorrow is switch off Sunday for me. I borrowed the idea from Goddess Leonie (www.goddessguidebook.com). It's a day to disconnect from the computer(and for me the TV) and do something creative, fun, nourishing, and soul-enriching. I am going to go out to the Goddess Temple tomorrow morning to give thanks for my newly restored health...and to meditate and see if I can learn something new about myself, surrounded by the peace of the temple. Later, I may take myself to lunch and go see "How to Train your Dragon." I am also going to work on my room, work on my journal and whatever else gives my heart ease.
Life is slowly returning to relative normal. I am finding that I am in the process of redefining what "normal" is for me...There is so much redefining in my life! My journey is full of so much discovery and mystery right now. It is also filled with indescribable joy.
Well, time to think about dinner and finishing the kitchen.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Well, here I am. I am through with chemo (HUZZAH!!), and feeling really good! I am looking forward to my energy level matching how good I am feeling, but this shall come in time. I lost a total of 71 pound during my illness, once my appetite came back I gained only 4 of those back. Today's weigh-in found me a pound and half lighter...another two and half pounds and I am back to the 71 I originally lost. I can see my second major goal so closely...250 pounds! I know I can do it...I fought cancer and won! So therefore, I can do this...piece of cake!
I tracked my food and did really well! I did not make it to the treadmill as I ran around a lot this morning at work and it was too much. I have to remember to take things slowly. The chemo was hard on my body and it is going to take time to build up strength and stamina. My poor heart was palpitating way too much this morning and my bones on the outside of my upper legs (are those side thigh bones? Need to look it up) really hurt.
I called and asked my doctor today when I can begin to take Zinc, Biotin and Fish Oil to help my hair grow back nice and thick and healthy. He said I can start anytime, so tomorrow I'll add those to my multivitamin and calcium pills. I cannot WAIT until my hair starts to grow back. I just don't do well bald! *LOL*
So, today was a good day. I am consciously Sparking again and look forward to all the joys and accomplished goals I have to look forward to in the future.
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