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Six months after finishing chemo...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I have just recently passed the six month mark of finishing chemo for breast cancer. I did chemo first, so after chemo I also had surgery and radiation. I'm about two months out from my last radiation treatment. I feel like I'm about 65% of the way back to "normal" in terms of strength and endurance. Everyone that has been through this has told me it takes at least a year to recover. I believe it.

My hair is growing faster than it did in the beginning, but it is still very slow compared to "normal" hair. It's about 1.5" long. Normal hair grows about a half inch a month....so six months would normally equal at least three inches. I have "chemo curls" that typically last 6 month to a year after chemo and then the hair reverts back to whatever was normal. I love the chemo curls! It's so easy to care for.


I don't know if I have been sick the past few days or just worn down, but I've been feeling very fatigued. Not as bad as while on chemo, but it's been hard to get up and go. I suspect I might have had a bug of some sort. I've cut back on exercise a bit while I recover, but plan to go to aerobics class tomorrow morning. It's an "easy" class...some of them are much harder.

Wishing everyone a good Sunday!

  
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CASEYSAUER 7/28/2014 8:49AM

    You look beautiful! I understand about the fatigue! I feel it more than I want. My hair is now starting to curl and get wavy just a bit. I saved the coupons for hair color in yesterdays newspaper. This silver/gray MUST go! However, I must first wait until it is long enough. emoticon

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OPALMOON 7/24/2014 10:46AM

    Hi Kay,
You look just fabulous in this photo - Love the curls! And being easy to maintain is a great bonus! I'm just catching up on some blogs so this is a bit late - hope the aerobics class went well. Like others have wisely said, your body is still in recovery mode so cutting yourself some slack when you are fatigued is only sensible. I can understand it's frustrating, though you are doing so well with everything you manage to accomplish. Take it as it comes and look after yourself.
Big hugs, Nattacia

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JUDYAMK 7/22/2014 7:25PM

    I love your hair!! My beloved brother Bobby must take chemo for the rest of his life, plus a shot he takes that stops the blood flow from feeding any tumors that crop up between his pet scans, It makes him so sick and causes awful side affects, he gets cysts in his liver which are painful from that one shot. He said you do anything to have life. I know he gets his strength from our Lord, he told us not to be sad that we must continue to praise the Lord and give thanks for all the Lord has given us. I miss him,his picture is in my photos and on my front page.I pray you continue with good health, and you get your strength back from feeling down today. Your immune system is weak right now, so you probably just have a touch of a bug. Have a blessed evening and a blessed tomorrow!!
Judy

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JUNEAU2010 7/22/2014 6:00PM

    I LOVE your picture! Congrats on this early milestone!

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JSPIN74 7/22/2014 9:00AM

    emoticon Take good care of youirself.

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REGILIEH 7/21/2014 11:48PM

    I love your hair. You look wonderful! I'm so sorry you have had to deal with this and I keep you in my prayers!

Hugs!

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DARLENEK04 7/21/2014 10:43PM

  You look beautiful Kay....the hair is growing great.

Take it easy and get over your bug....

Blessings,
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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 7/21/2014 4:46PM

    You look amazing! Keep up with your positive outlook!

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MARGARITTM 7/21/2014 4:17PM

    OMG you look great!

I love the curls!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 7/21/2014 3:23PM

    Wow, your hair looks so amazing. Your beautiful. Rest up, don't over do things. emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/21/2014 2:46PM

    Looking great!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/20/2014 9:25PM

    Your hair looks so attractive! Hoping you feel better tomorrow, too.

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    Looking great. Hope you feel better soon. emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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    emoticon Resting when the body say to rest is a wise thing.

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ZELLAZM 7/20/2014 8:00PM

    Happy Halfiversary! Looking good!

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/20/2014 7:45PM

    I think you look lovely!!!! I really like the curls on you! I think it's wise of you to listen to your body and rest when you need to. Your body has been through a lot and it's going to take time for it to recover. I'm glad at least that you are eating healthy and I'm assuming are still juicing. You look happy and healthy!! emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 7/20/2014 6:23PM

  One reason your hair might seem to be growing slowly is that, according to what my oncologist said, it doesn't start to grow after chemo for a full three months. So you probably only have three months of actual growth. And that has held true for Danny, who would get a drug that made him lose his hair every sixteen weeks. The new hair would have just started to grow in when he would lose it again.

I think your 'new' hair looks very good! And easy to take care of is definitely an added bonus.

I would be interested to know why you got chemo before surgery. I did myself, and it was because of the size of the tumor...but then I didn't have to have radiation. I just continued to get Herceptin for a full year. It seemed like forever while I was going through it, but now that it's over, it doesn't seem as though it lasted that long at all.

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RAESUN54 7/20/2014 5:55PM

    I love your curls. I am a year out since chemo and my hair is not growing very fast but it was always very thin. It seems a little thicker now. I don't seem to lose as much but I still lose a little. I plan to keep it short.
It is good you are resting. I find every once in awhile I get fatigued. I find myself falling asleep while watching TV with my kids. I was told that could happen. But I do feel stronger now.
Everyone reacts differently to chemo.
Did you get any lasting effects, like neuropathy, etc. I did. But I attribute some of it to my age and having arthritis to begin with.

I hope you start feel better and get back to 100%.


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NATPLUMMER 7/20/2014 5:48PM

    You're looking great!

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/20/2014 4:49PM

    Oh beauty, I am so grateful for your health and happiness.

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CELLOPLAYER1 7/20/2014 4:45PM

    Your curls are beautiful.

I hope you are feelimh better.

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COLUMBINE2 7/20/2014 3:52PM

    Oh! I love your curls! I wonder if you know what a beautiful woman you really are!

I hope you'll feel better tomorrow. Your exercise regime seems very active to me...but you know your body better than anyone!

Have a restful day today & enjoy summer...it's flying by!
Hug!

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NILLAPEPSI 7/20/2014 3:50PM

    It took a long time for me to bounce back after radiation. It's been just over 2 years & I still need a nap from time to time. You look beautiful!!

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MRSKATEDUVALL 7/20/2014 3:31PM

    Love the curls.!

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TWEETYKC00 7/20/2014 1:48PM

    I am so proud of you, you rock baby! Lovin the curls.

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HOLLYM48 7/20/2014 1:46PM

    Love the curls! You look great. Take it easy and I hope you feel better soon!

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BOILHAM 7/20/2014 1:41PM

    You look great. Hope you're back to exercising 'full steam ahead' real soon!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/20/2014 1:29PM

    You look absolutely beautiful! I'm so sorry you are feeling a little fatigued.... I think your body is telling you it needs a little rest! I hope today you have a nice and relaxing day! Sending you extra hugs today!
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MOM2ACAT 7/20/2014 1:22PM

    Your hair looks great! It looks so thick and full,beautiful curls!

I have been told in the past that it takes up to a full year after your last treatment, whether it's chemo or radiation, to feel completely recovered from it; so take heart, it will get better! emoticon

Remember, the treatment damages some good cells along with the bad, so your body is still putting extra energy into healing.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/20/2014 12:50PM

    I think your body is just telling you that you can exercise, but not all that you've been doing. You look wonderful.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/20/2014 12:43PM

    You look FANTASTIC!! I'm so proud of you.

Yes, rest and feel better.

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    you look beautiful!! I love your. take care of yourself. emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 7/20/2014 12:19PM

    Yes...your body is telling you it needs some 'rest' time. You have been through a huge turmoil with your treatments and your body is saying "Hey Kay...slow down a little bit and give me a rest!"

You don't want to push to hard and undo your fabulous progress. I'm amazed at all you do and all you have accomplished...truly and fully amazed and so grateful you are on the mend.

Your diet will always be your best friend...if only ALL of would get that message and work on keeping the stress at bay also...we'd be a much healthier nation.

I'm on high alert stress right now over this visit back to Iowa to see MIL and SIL...I've NEVER met more negative complaining whining people in my entire life! You'd think they would be happy we are making the long trip and spending hard earned money that could be SO much better spent on a relaxing vacation...but already the complaints are lining up on what we plan to do for THEM while back there.

I think DH is going to be flying solo a whole lot more than he really wants to this trip. He's always depended on me to be the buffer...but I'm more interested in preserving my OWN sanity this time around and will seriously limit the exposure I have to devote to this "no good deed goes unpunished" situation.

Ughhhh that's the only word I can really think of...it's been this way for 36 years...at least I know what to expect and can prepare for it in the best way I know how.

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LOPEYP 7/20/2014 11:53AM

    You look lovely!

Take it easy until you feel better.

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KLMEIRING 7/20/2014 11:46AM

    Thank you for posting this! You are beautiful!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 7/20/2014 11:44AM

    You look great! How time flies.
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2BDYNAMIC 7/20/2014 11:40AM

    You look absolutely lovely!! .......... I think it is the wise thing to do to rest and cut back on your activity (I have seen the experts in Sparks advise the same) ............. When you do ......... easy does it and listen to your body. You are way ahead of the game and so trim ...... rest may just be the ticket!! Love your hair and you have a glow to your skin! ..... emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 7/20/2014 11:39AM

    Hope you are feeling better soon ..... and the new do is cute! Hang in there!

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Slug yesterday....two workouts today!

Monday, July 14, 2014

After running on Saturday for the first time since going through my cancer treatements, and going ballroom dancing that night, I was TIRED on Sunday. I really vegged out all day and even watched the World Soccer match on TV. I don't know the first thing about soccer so it was interesting to watch the game and learn a little.

This morning, I did Wk1, Day2 of my c25k program and then went to a one hour aerobics class at the fitness center afterward. I feel good!

The aerobics class is one of the easier ones, but I like it because they use dumbells throughout the class for an upper body workout. It's really good for me because I'm working on slowly building up the strength in my arms. Since I had radiation and the lymph nodes removed under my left armpit, i'm at very high risk for lymphedema which can be a life-long problem. Studies have shown that "low and slow" weight training in the arm can reduce that risk. Right now I use 1.5 lb. weights and wear a lymphedema sleeve while I exercise and for an hour afterward. Slowly, but surely, I'm building up my strength. If I keep at it consistently, I will gradually get to the point where I can safely do all kinds of things like planks and pushups.

Life is good!

Kay

  
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DS9KIE 7/24/2014 7:57AM

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 7/21/2014 3:25PM

    Classicalstretch.com has a free video for breast cancer. It has special stretches that help to prevent or decrease the lymphedema. Even though I don't have bc, I have the DVD. I found a used one for sale on Amazon for $5.00.

I am so amazed at how much your doing.

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FLORIDASUN 7/20/2014 12:11PM

    It's so terrific that you continue to push onward and upward. You above all people are a testament to endurance and strength! I'm cheering you on...slow and steady WINS the race! emoticon

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ZELLAZM 7/19/2014 8:35AM

    Wasn't that a great game!? Of course, I'm a little prejudiced in favor of Germany's team. When I moved here 30 years ago, I didn't get soccer (football to the rest of the world) AT ALL! But then the World Cup of 1990 came along, I was sick at home with pneumonia and ended up watching lots and lots of matches. By the time Germany won, I kind of understood the game and had become a bit of a fan. I only get really interested when there's a big deal like the World Cup. So cool that they won again after 24 years!

You be a slug all you want! You are taking good care of you!

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LSDALOIA 7/18/2014 8:29AM

    Be like that tortoise and go slowly...

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MARYJEANSL 7/18/2014 12:49AM

  You are making great progress. I am very impressed. Did they remove many lymph nodes? They only took out one of mine - the 'sentinel' node. Don't forget to get regular rest days, and don't feel bad about taking one.

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TERRIJ7 7/16/2014 11:04AM

    I'm so very happy for your progress! I've heard about that lymphedema and am glad you are taking steps to avoid it.

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OPALMOON 7/16/2014 10:20AM

    That's a fantastic effort and it is only sensible to build up your strength slowly. I am sure you will accomplish your goals, Kay - you are awesome!

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COLUMBINE2 7/15/2014 9:41PM

    I'm so glad you are wise...and not like so many who ignore advice on progressing carefully and slowly. I'd bet everything I own that you will do the more advanced exercises when you've gradually regained your strength.

You are the poster girl for healing and recovering fully!
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CLEARNIGHTSKY 7/15/2014 6:34PM

    Amazing! Beautiful!

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NATPLUMMER 7/15/2014 11:25AM

    Nice!

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    emoticon Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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JUNEAU2010 7/14/2014 9:59PM

    You're making incremental progress and having fun! Woohoo!

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BA5454 7/14/2014 7:55PM

    Super congrats on getting the workout done, and I'm awed by you lifting weights, despite lymph node removal--you go, girl! One day at a time ;-). Take care!

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    YOU DESERVE A DAY OF REST. emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/14/2014 5:36PM

    What a blessing!

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    You have been doing a lot lately, you earned a day of rest! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/14/2014 4:32PM

    ((((HUGS))))) You're doing a good job taking care of yourself.

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/14/2014 1:59PM

    I am so proud of you! You are doing such an awesome job! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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HEALTHY4ME 7/14/2014 1:13PM

    I agree with slimmerjesse but know you will watch and keep an eye on your body. Don't do too much and get worn which could come on quick but yet yes don't be a slug. lol I cant even imagine you a slug ever! HUGS

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/14/2014 11:46AM

    You are on a mission, but please remember that your body is still healing. I understand it's tempting to push ahead, and I'm not trying to be your mother and lecture you. (smiling) Just concerned that you give your body the chance it needs to relax and repair. Big hug.

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CHARITYAK 7/14/2014 11:30AM

    I am inspired that you are able to pursue fitness while going through cancer treatments. That certainly puts the usual excuses to rest. Sending you well wishes for your journey!

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Went ballroom dancing last night...what fun!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

While I was going through chemo and surgery last winter, I really didn't do much in terms of exercise. One thing I did do was learn how to ballroom dance.....well, actually, it would be more accurate that my husband and I went to ballroom dance classes once a week at the local senior center. How much we actually learned is debatable. We did learn basic steps for the waltz, foxtrot, swing, cha cha and samba.

The classes ended about the same time I started radiation in April and we didn't have much opportunity to dance after that. Last night, they had a 20 piece big band come to the senior center. At last.....a chance to dance again! We realized we had probably forgotten what we knew, so yesterday afternoon we practiced for a couple hours using You-tube as our teacher. Good thing we practiced. We had forgotten all but the most basic things!

Before the dance, we went out to eat with six other couples. We only knew two of the couples before from dance class, but we had a lot of fun getting to know the rest. Then, it was off to the dance. It was very well-attended by the community and we had a wonderful time dancing all the dances that we knew how to do. Our instructor from our winter class was there and she almost didn't recognize me with my new head of curly hair!

One of the highlights of the dance was that some college kids came that could really dance up a storm! It was so much fun watching them do the jitterbug, swing and other old-time dances. They were fantastic! I think things like "Dancing with the Stars" has created a lot of interest in ballroom dancing across the generations.

Between running for the first time yesterday morning, practicing dancing in the afternoon, and going dancing last night, I was one happy, but tired puppy when I went to bed last night. It felt wonderful!

Wishing everyone a happy Sunday.

Hugs,
Kay

  
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MARYJEANSL 7/18/2014 12:52AM

  Good for you! I have always enjoyed dancing...watching it, that is. Couldn't dance myself to save my life. But it can definitely be a good workout.

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DARLENEK04 7/13/2014 11:44PM

  You rock Kay....I don't dance...got 2 left feet....lol

Looking good...

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HOLLYM48 7/13/2014 8:27PM

    I would love to learn how to dance all those great dances. Good for you for being so active and kicking your heals up!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/13/2014 5:32PM

    What a wonderful day!!!! HUGS

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HEALTHY4ME 7/13/2014 5:20PM

    So so happy for you! Glad you were able to go and have a great time too! HUGS you sound so content!


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BONNIEMARGAY 7/13/2014 4:31PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful adventure!

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MOM2ACAT 7/13/2014 2:35PM

    That is awesome!

I loved watching ballroom dancing even before Dancing with the Stars; I remember every so often, there would be a competition on PBS, but before DWTS, it wasn't on TV much. And now thanks to You Tube, we can watch it there too.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/13/2014 2:21PM

    Sounds fantastic!

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JANTHEBLONDE 7/13/2014 2:12PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful night last night! You are such an inspiration! You rock girlfriend! I hope you have a great day! Hugs and love!
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OPALMOON 7/13/2014 11:39AM

    Kay, that is just AWESOME! So glad you had a wonderful day and evening and got to do something you enjoy so much. Enjoy your Sunday too.

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LSDALOIA 7/13/2014 10:14AM

    So happy to see you living it up -- and kicking up your heels. Have fun my dear!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/13/2014 10:06AM

    I'm smiling widely at this happy blog. Love it!

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REGILIEH 7/13/2014 9:34AM

    FANTASTIC!!!
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Hugs!

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    Sounds like great fun!

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Signed up for a 5K.....now I just need to train for it!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

While I was going through chemo, I found a lot of support on breastcancer.org on in a group of women that all started chemo in Sept. 2013 like me. After we were done with chemo, we came up with the idea to get together in Las Vegas to celebrate. Originally, we planned to get together in Sept. 2014, but had trouble finding a weekend most of us could make. We ended up deciding to go over Columbus Day weekend in October.

There is a Glow Run 5k that weekend, so we are going to do it as a team! I just signed up today. It's an untimed run....more of a party really, but I had been thinking of taking up running again, so today I officially began my training.

I downloaded a c25k app and did day 1 of it this morning. With that app, you eventually run for 30 solid minutes. In the past, I have preferred the Jeff Galloway method of run/walking. It's much easier to train that way and in the long run, overall speed is about the same. I think I'll see how far I get with the c25k app, and if I'm not enjoying it....I'll switch over to the Galloway method. I haven't really decided yet.

Today's runs were 60 seconds long followed by 90 seconds of walking. It felt good to be out doing a little running again. I'm glad I signed up for this race and have something motivating me to train. I'm sure it will be fun and I have plenty of time to prepare.

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    You sound so positive. I love it! Keep up the wonderful job!

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    Happy training....good stuff!

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  I am always amazed at the variety of apps available to help us reach our goals. You will do great with your app and proper training!

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    Sounds like fun!

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    What a great thing to do as a team-you will have so much fun. Good luck on your training program-I know you will be able to do this!!! emoticon


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    Good for you, I know you will do well.

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  Great job! Just go do it and enjoy yourself!! :-)

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    Have a GREAT time with the run, the friends AND the "party"!

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    Congrats & thanks for sharing!

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TERRIJ7 7/13/2014 10:01AM

    Great news and progress!

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PENOWOK 7/13/2014 9:50AM

    That sounds wonderful!!Good for you and your friends!!! Your training schedule sounds smart, too!

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CASEYSAUER 7/13/2014 9:29AM

    Fantastic! You go girl!

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/13/2014 7:55AM

    what a wonderful way to celebrate you and your other friends are great inspiration to others you can do it. hugs

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BESSHAILE 7/13/2014 7:20AM

    What a great way to move forward - running with friends!

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TRYINGHARD54 7/13/2014 7:03AM

    you will do great and have fun doing it. happy training emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 7/13/2014 6:19AM

    Now THAT is a true celebration! Good for you for beginning your training, for the willingness to change the plan if you need and for the get-up-and-go to, well, get-up-and-go!

Have a marvelous time preparing for the run, sharing your adventure with new friends and running the race!



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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/13/2014 6:04AM

    What a great way to celebrate - enjoy the experience.

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ZELLAZM 7/13/2014 5:08AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon It's always good to have a goal. What's a "glow" run?

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AMBERBREEZE 7/13/2014 2:38AM

    What a wonderful way to celebrate being alive. I hope the weather is nice for it, I am sure you will have no issues with the training. C25k are pretty effective from what I have heard. You are truly an amazing and inspiring woman. Never stop shining.
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JIBBIE49 7/13/2014 2:01AM

    Great to see your blog in the Spark Mail.

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MARYJEANSL 7/12/2014 9:57PM

  Boy, this sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a fantastic time when you get to Vegas, and I hope the training goes well.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/12/2014 5:58PM

    Way to go! Kol ha kavod!

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    How exciting!! You go girl! I KNOW you can do this!!! emoticon emoticon

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Quick update

Friday, July 11, 2014

For whatever reason, I haven't been blogging much lately. I think it's because I don't feel like I'm doing much that is "blog worthy".

Life is good. I've been exercising pretty consistently. I go to 5 aerobics classes a week at my local fitness center and try to keep moving when I'm at home.

I've decided that the risk of lymphedema is too high for me to attempt long bicycle rides on my upright bike so I'm looking into tadpole trikes. We plan to go visit a trike manufacturer in North Carolina in a couple weeks to do some test riding. I'm looking forward to that.

I'm loving the summer and all the fresh veggies available from the local farmer's markets. We have one local market in particular that we like that only sells sustainably grown foods. We make a point of getting as much food there as we possibly can to support it.

My cancer checkups have all been good. It's nice to be going only for checkups and not for treatment. Hooray!

Wishing everyone a good day.

Hugs,
Kay

  
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DS9KIE 7/24/2014 8:02AM

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CASEYSAUER 7/13/2014 9:28AM

    I'm excited about your new trike! Let me know how it goes! I have my 3-month appointment this Monday. I'll let you know how it goes!

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MARYJEANSL 7/12/2014 9:53PM

  Good for you - you are doing all the right things to never see cancer again!

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DARLENEK04 7/12/2014 1:52AM

  Kay,
Way to go....good to hear from you.

Good going on the fresh foods....are you staying on the healthy
types you have been eating?

Hugs,
DarleneK

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BIGPAWSUP 7/11/2014 8:16PM

    Awesome!! I'm so happy for you.

And I love the hair!

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KOHINOOR2 7/11/2014 7:05PM

    emoticon Glad you're doing well. emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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ICECUB 7/11/2014 7:02PM

    WAY TO GO GOOD DOCTOR VISITS I ENJOY GOING TO THE MARKET EVERYTHING IS SO FRESH.

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PHOENIX1949 7/11/2014 3:41PM

    emoticon I love those organic farmer's markets. Great on the cancer checkups.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/11/2014 3:36PM

    HUGS Good luck on the hunt for the trike!

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/11/2014 1:41PM

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful blessings!

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ZELLAZM 7/11/2014 12:52PM

    It's good to see you appreciating the "days of small things" after all you've been through! Enjoy! Looking forward to seeing what your trike looks like!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 7/11/2014 12:34PM

    How wonderful. The changes you made in your diet are helping your outcome. It's so good your finding what is working for you. emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 7/11/2014 11:46AM

    Awesome!!! emoticon So glad for you on the cancer front, and the exercise WOW. You do so much, puts me to shame even with my silly knees and back.
Glad you have options for your biking. Have fun checking them all out!
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JANTHEBLONDE 7/11/2014 11:37AM

    That is fabulous you were doing 5 aerobic classes a week! I am so proud of you! You rock girlfriend! That is awesome news that all your cancer checkups have all been good! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs and love!
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NEW-CAZ 7/11/2014 11:30AM

    emoticon so pleased you're doing so well, such an inspiration.

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MISSG180 7/11/2014 10:50AM

    Glad things are going well!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/11/2014 10:40AM

    I appreciate the update; sooooo happy you are doing well. Very. Big hug.

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JERSEYGIRL24 7/11/2014 10:19AM

    So glad life is good. I love your positive attitude, and you so deserve it. I love your background, too!! emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/11/2014 9:35AM

    It's so good to hear that life is going good! And that is certainly "blogworthy" to me!

Those trikes look like great fun; if I didn't have a problem hip, I would look into getting one of those, but unfortunately, peddling on anything causes my hip to lock up on me.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 7/11/2014 8:59AM

    Blogging is for the blogger. There is great benefit in putting pen to paper to record your thoughts, or even putting blip to screen.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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