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Looking forward to some summertime R&R.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

This picture was taken on Thursday at Butchart Gardens. Loosing almost 40 lbs looks good, eh? ;)

It's already the August long weekend and E has the last of 25 radiation treatments on Tuesday. Then that part is done and we await surgery in five weeks. I didn't know how I was going to get through it, but I was there for every treatment. It will be wonderful to not have to go to the Cancer Agency every day. Our deck, loaded with flowers and comfy chairs, awaits. The weather is sunny and warm and the list of things to do is almost do-able.
Like many losses in life having cancer forces one to go through the grief stages. Today, I'm a little closer to acceptance but easily slip back into anger given a half chance. We just have to move forward each day. I can't let it get to me. I've had some chest pain and some nausea this past week. I'm pretty sure it's stress related. I see my dr in a couple of weeks.

Weight wise... I've dropped a half pound and saw 128 for the first time today. That would be an over all loss of 2 lbs since May, but those 2 pounds have been lost quite a few times. We have been eating out a lot lately. It's a strategy to save time and energy. I try to choose salads but then I'll have two glasses of wine and a dessert. Sheesh. The important thing is that I'm not putting on weight. I even got a couple of work-outs in this past week and plan on another one today. Now, without the daily trip to town, I'm planning on getting out of the restaurants and back into the kitchen.

Note for today:
If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

I hope all my spark friends are having a good weekend. Hugs all around and thanks for sharing.

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    Thinking of you both. I am glad that the treatments are ending. 128 is a good number--a very good one. You exemplify grace under pressure, even if you do eat desserts sometimes.
    2017 days ago
    You are an amazing woman - thank you thank you thank you for sharing your story. When it gets rough around here I think of you and that helps me keep at it.
    2017 days ago
    RnR well earned. Enjoy the flowers :) I hope it's only stress.

    Congratulations on getting through this difficult time and keeping it together and losing some weight.

    2020 days ago
    I will be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers.
    (Hope the last chemo treatment goes well).
    Your friend in health, Holly emoticon
    2020 days ago
    I'm so glad that the treatments are coming to a close. You are such a wonderful partner!!! E is lucky to have you, but I'm sure she knows that.

    Congrats on the 128, I'm hoping it will stick for you!

    Feel better, I hope the doc has a nice stress remedy for you.
    2023 days ago
    way to go on 128 have a great day
    2023 days ago
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