Friday, August 06, 2010
Yesterday, Ian and I went for a walk. This was the first walk that I have been on since my surgery on June 18th. I was able to go further than I thought I would be able to. We walked about half of a mile. I have been walking in the pool and moving my arms and legs around in the water. It worked better than I thought that it would to get me back in shape.
I am up early this morning and I am drinking a large glass of water as I speak to get ready for a walk today also. I wake up early now - about 5 am. I am getting about 7 hours of sleep per night. I am trying to stop the afternoon naps in preparation for returning to work in ten days. Right now, I am just waiting for Ian to wake up so that we can go for the walk. Well and waiting for the sun to at least lighten the sky a little if not make an appearance.
Jordan, my son, turned 28 yesterday. The day that he was born is one that I can remember almost perfectly. He is so happy. His marriage to Rose and learning how to weld so that he can aniticpate earning a living has made just a difference in his outlook. It is wonderful to see him so happy.
I am back to taking my vitamins. What a HUGE difference the vitamins make. I don't know why I sometimes will go without them. Why do we do without the things that we know are good for us - even when we have them right at hand. All I have to do is go into the kitchen, open up the package and swallow them with a glass of water. And in return, I feel better all day long. But sometimes I won't do that simple act. Why not?
The same thing goes for walking, but less immediately. I know that I will feel better if I walk 3 miles per day. That seems the perfect amount of walking for me. But sometimes I will go months without doing it. It makes no sense. None. And yet I will go day after day without walking. And the wierd part is I LOVE TO WALK. It isn't like it is something that I dread. I LOVE IT. So, why don't I do it?
So instead of playing around on the computer, I am going to go put on my clothes (the one good thing about the cancer is I got to wear pajamas for weeks - I love pajamas) put on my shoes and wait for Iam to wake up.