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The worst is over!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I noticed I haven't blogged in awhile. I wasn't interested in Spark in the last several months. I was scared and depressed most of the time. I am now finished with chemo and moving into another leg of this journey which is radiation. I have to have 33 treatments which I will complete this summer. One of my teacher friends has volunteered to go with me. I was blessed to have a family member volunteer to go with me to chemo. I will never forget that she did that selflessly for me. I'm not working full-time anymore due to being laid off from my teacher position in 2009. The economy has been so bad, schools don't seem to be hiring teachers in this state, not even substitutes so that door doesn't look very open anymore. I purchased a hot dog cart with my husband (he's disabled and can't work anymore) because I decided I would have to make my own job. I have a small part-time business working with autistic children but it just doesn't keep me busy enough. We have been steadily getting the cart ready for operation. It was purchased from a man in Florida who made it. I've lost 23 pounds since last year and I want to keep it off. I'm walking now each day that it's nice and doing some type of exercise everyday even if only for 10 or 15 min. It makes me feel better all over. I'm happy to be a part of life again and I plan to only get better and better.

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CEB2007 6/19/2011 5:58PM

    I sure hope you are feeling well today. I too am a cancer survivor -- since 1982. You can make it. Take care of yourself. If you don't take care of yourself you won't be able to take care of anyone else. Remember that there are others out there that care.

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GLC2009 5/23/2011 5:20PM

    keep those positive feelings wishes emoticon

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MS.ELENI 5/23/2011 4:35PM

    It looks like things are looking up at last. emoticon emoticon

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ALIHIKES 5/23/2011 2:22PM

    Best wishes to you as you go through treatment.

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