Sunday, December 07, 2014
my surgery went well on Wednesday and I came home in Thursday, which was a big mistake. I really just wanted to come home so I ignored the signs that I wasn't ready. I paid dearly on Thursday as I was really nauseous and nothing helped once I got home. Friday was a different story though, I felt great and of course over did it. Saturday I rested all day and will do the same today. Hubby will be home all day today so he won't let me do anything I shouldn't do!
Today's to do list includes writing Christmas cards, making pizza for dinner (bread machine for dough) and talking a nap!
Life is good though. We won't know if there will be any further treatment needed until my follow up on the 17th. Hopefully they got all of the bad stuff out and life can get back to normal
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Today has been a busy day, started out taking my car in for GM recall work and an oil change. While waiting for my car to be done, I took a long walk. It was 4.5 miles round trip to the mall and back. It was an awesome walk, the sun was out and that always makes me feel better. I found a dollar bill on the ground, along with 2 pennies and a dime along the way. I always pick up the change I see on the ground, it's kind of a game now, see how much I can find when I walk . It's amazing how many pennies we pick up in a year of walking. It doesn't add up to much, but I'll bet we pick up $20 in change every year.
I finished up my Christmas shopping today, as well as purchasing some stretchy pants for after my surgery. I don't have any pants, other than workout pants that stretch, and with abdominal surgery coming up in 11 days, I knew I needed to do something. People online are posting that they aren't wearing jeans 3 weeks post op because of the pain. 17 days post op I'm hosting our family Christmas party, where there will be pictures taken, so I had to find something I could wear to that. By hosting the party, I mean it will be at my house, but everyone else is doing the work this year. My daughter volunteered to host it at her house, so if I absolutely can't do it, it will be at her house. I know I won't be lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk for a few months, but we'll see how I feel.
Knowing that I'm done Christmas shopping makes me smile! I only have 5 presents left to wrap, and that makes me smile too!
My hubby makes me smile today. He's so caring and loving, and has the patience of a saint. I hope he keeps that up after surgery. I know this cancer thing is bothering him a lot more than he lets on.
I'm smiling, knowing that uterine cancer is cureable. It's scary to know that I have it, but knowing that it's cureable is awesome. Knowing that on 12/3 the doctor will take that yucky stuff out of my body makes me smile. Knowing that my family is behind me and supports me 100% makes me smile.
Today is a good day. They aren't all like this, so we have to take days where we can smile and embrace them!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Three weeks ago I got a phone call from the doctor, that a test came back questionable. Had another test last week and this one came back positive. To hear your doctor say the word cancer is very frightening. Today i was having a pity party, as i have to have a hysterectomy (total, with lymph nodes, ovaries, everything) and I had to pull myself out of that frame of mind. I could lose myself in depression, but I made myself put on my big girl panties and make the day as normal as it possibly can be. I went to my WW meeting, grocery shopped and then the pity party hit. I forced myself to go for a walk, and I'm glad i did. Even though it was cold outside, the walk did me good.
Spending time trying to figure out what to get rid of in my life, anything toxic is going, going, gone. Only positive thoughts are going to be allowed in my head from now on.
Still trying to wrap my head around all of this. one good thing though, I'm not eating my way through this.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Another rainy day. I don't like rainy fall days. I don't mind the rain in the spring and summer, but in the fall, there are so few days left before the snow falls that I get a bit upset with rainy days. Not sure that makes any sense, but that's how I feel this morning. Two days in a row, of not getting outside for my nice long walks, two days in a row of dampness in the house, two days in a row of me feeling sorry for myself. So I guess today is the day to make a change in my attitude.
There are so many positive things happening in my life right now.
1. The kitchen remodel is going well
2. The Bowflex Tread climber was assembled yesterday and I was able to use it for the first time
3. I'm healthy
4. I'm in a great marriage
5. I retired at age 51
6. I have a great family
7. I am lucky enough to be able to play with my 4 year old granddaughter 3 days a week (although she's on vacation for another week...I haven't seen her in 9 days and counting :( )
8. I have enough of everything I need
9. We are financially ok
10. I have wonderful cyber friends who support me no matter what
Writing down the positives, sure makes the rain seem like a silly little bump in the road. The weather forecast shows rain for the next 5 days off and on. We are lucky though, it's just rain, it's not tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, or any other weather event that results in mass destruction, it's just rain. Snow will be here soon enough, but I don't mind the snow as much as I do the rain.
Rain rain go away, come again another day....
I am the only one who can do this for myself.
I make the choice of what I put in my mouth.
I make the choice to exercise daily.
I make the choice to have a positive frame of mind.
I make the choice to be healthy!
Goals for today:
~ read my mantra
~ 80 oz water
~ 17,000 steps
~ 25 flights of stairs
~ keep an open mind
~ journal every bite
~ smile at least once an hour
~ learn something new and remember what I learned
~ eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as one snack today
~ laugh out loud today
~ focus on this lifestyle I have chosen for myself and don't sweat the small stuff
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