Friday, October 16, 2009
On Sunday I drove 5 hours to get home. Hubby was in the other vehicle. We had luggage and storage boxes full of things we used during the month we were living in our trailer. Whew! It seemed like a lot of things to put away, well it was a lot because we had summer and fall/winter clothes. I decided to ignore as much of it as I could and wait till I needed something or had more energy to chip away at it.
Yesterday I had a medical appointment as part of my annual medical. My blood pressure, etc. is good and I am very healthy. The doctor suggested a change to my asthma inhalers, but my asthma is so well managed I haven’t used an inhaler for 6 months. The doctor and I each signed off on a my wellness plan. I will use the new inhalers before I go to the gym, get back to daily exercise in a few weeks and I will work on weight loss.
Today I have been on the run. This morning I attended a 3 hour meeting for my volunteer work, went out for a bowl of soup, to the flu clinic for my shot, did some banking, bought groceries, picked Alan up from work, drove him to his doctor appointment, came home made dinner, unpacked more and cleaned in anticipation of weekend guests - now it’s the end of the day and time to relax for a few minutes before bedtime.
On Sept. 9th I read “Compounds in red wine may help reduce the risk of radiation-induced skin reactions in breast cancer patients”. So prior to the start of treatment, from that day on I had a daily glass of wine. Last Thursday my last day of radiation treatment I was told to stop wearing my bra for a couple of weeks as my skin would get progressively more tender. Well today it’s back on and it seems like my skin is doing very well. I will continue to have the daily glass of wine for another week or so. I am amazed!
I am happy to say I am back on plan with my diet. My energy level is very good and I should get my butt back to the gym. I am down 6 pounds from Monday morning, so surely had some water retention from the long drive. My doctor’s scale and my home scale were in agreement so I am pleased to know I can trust my scale.
I am listening to Dr. Oz’s Wed. TV show. He was talking with an overweight woman and said:
When you crave salt you are dehydrated – have a drink of water and a dill pickle
Eat a small tasty thing to get through 10 minutes of the urge to snack
I am doing well tonight, no urge to snack after dinner. Day one of my streak!
We made the last month a fun camping holiday while I got treatment and my husband worked in his company office there. We enjoyed trying new restaurants, meeting new people in the campground, visiting with family, shopping, etc. But through it all, I really looked forward to stay in touch with my Spark friends, it made me feel 'at home'.
You gave me comfort and support while I was away from home, dealing with unknowns and loneliness. You have made a difference in my life! Thank you so much for your support and friendshhip.