Wednesday, June 20, 2012      5 comments

Well today was the day that I tested for a start time for the plank. I decided to ditch the wimpy plank (from the knees) that I have been doing and go straight for the plank from the toes and arms fully extended. My gues was that I would be able... Read more
First testing day
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      1 comments

A few years ago my daughter and I were watching the Biggest Loser. In order to get on the show the contestants had to beat three other players at stepping 500 steps. It took some players over an hour to perform the test. We decided to do the tes... Read more
A great day
Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

I started the rookie 5K run program today. It starts with a walk 4 minutes and run 1 minute plan. I have been boxing for 9 weeks now on Monday evenings and I have noticed a big difference in my stamina. I was able to complete the two minute roun... Read more
Where did the week go.
Friday, June 15, 2012      1 comments

I always mark my weeks with my visits to the gym and my care of my Dad. I go to the gym Mon. am for a workout with my trainer and some cardio. On Tues. morning Dad had an appointment with an occupational therapist to check and see if we could ma... Read more
The day I have been avoiding
Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

My dad had to go into the hospital a short while ago for a fibrillating heart and pneumonia. Needless to say, there was a big decline after that. He now needs a walker to get around and his eating and drinking habits are not consistent and this ... Read more
home again
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      3 comments

I brought my dad home yesterday. He was much more relaxed in his own chair. He is very tired and nods off fairly often. I stayed at his house last night. He seemed to do OK but I had a horrible sleep. This morning I went and rented him a walker ... Read more
A wild few days
Sunday, May 20, 2012      3 comments

I took my Dad out for a drive on Thursday. During our drive he aspirated some water. WE pulled over to the side of the road and waited until he got the water up. I went over to his place later that day to check his chest. The caregiver was there... Read more
What has happened?
Friday, May 11, 2012      3 comments

I was mistaken in thinking that I was so well organized that I would have lots of time for myself. For example, this morning I went to the gym for 9:30 to do a warm up before my training session at 10. At 10:30 I started 40 minutes of cardio on ... Read more
stress through the roof
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

I will try and shorten this story and give you enough information to get the idea of my story. My daughter started dating a fellow about five years ago. She was 17 and he was 21. He comes from a family with a controlling father. His mom finall... Read more
They're off....
Thursday, April 26, 2012      6 comments

The test results were OK. There is a spot on a vertebra. The DR. thought it was age related and not a met. Also there is a lesion on the liver. The report said that it is likely benign. The results aren't phrased with language that leaves one fe... Read more
Been here before
Friday, March 30, 2012      6 comments

I had my bone scan yesterday. What did I do after the scan? I came home and I went on to the computer looking for as much information as I could about how cancer metastasises to the bone, what the mets look like on a scan, how they read a scan a... Read more
A big decision
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      10 comments

I have made a big decision. I have decided that I no longer wish to be married. I have put in all the effort I can to get him to engage and be a partner and he doesn't engage. A 24 year sentence is enough.... Read more
oncology appointment
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      4 comments

I went to see the oncologist today, my six month check-up. I have been dragging my butt around. I am as tired as I was when I was taking chemo. As a result she decided to send me for a CT scan and a full body bone scan. I see her agian on April ... Read more
The Scar Project
Friday, March 16, 2012      3 comments

A fellow survivor sent me this link. These women are amazing. The story is in their faces not on their body. What an amazing dichotomy- they are beautiful and strong and at the same time they are scarred in spirit and body. Take a moment and spe... Read more
17 degrees
Sunday, March 11, 2012      4 comments

What a beautiful day! It reached 17 degrees and sunny!! Spring is coming. I took my dad out for a drive around the countryside. He was very interested in the windmill farms in Amaranth. We stopped at a store called Simple. They stock organic mea... Read more

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