Good news.....I'm on the upswing! Yesterday was a horrible day! Couldn't keep anything down. That is the first time that has happened to me post chemo. Hoping it was just a combination of jet lag, lack of sleep and a long day at the hospital on Tuesday. I know lots of people go through this nausea stuff and I have been so thankful to dodge that bullet. I had lots of calls and emails from you guys today! Great pick up to hear from each of you and I really do appreciate your concern.
Am taking it very easy again today, despite the fact that I am feeling better. Still planning to head out to Vancouver tomorrow to visit Kelli for the weekend. Don't think we will be too ambitious with our plans but will certainly do a little shopping, some lunch, watch a couple of shows and of course coffee! A laid back weekend will be good for both of us. She is busy packing up to move back here and hopefully I can be of some assistance in that area, although most will be handled by the mover.
Sometimes I shake my head at this blog and think should I continue to write it? Who could possibly be interested in my days. Then I check how many people visit the sight and I hear from many of you on a regular basis and am touched that you all care enough to read it and keep up on how things are going. I also need to tell you that although I don't always respond to your messages I really do appreciate hearing from you.
"Life is better when you attempt to live simply and mindfully and really think about what you value. Blogging heightens my sense of accountability of how I live!" We have been keeping very busy but I must confess there are times I miss my old life.....seeing people, going to work, playing badminton, working out at the Winter Club.....some of these things are coming back but there are things I must let go and I do miss them. I saw Lisa's clip on facebook today on how much she loves her job and it shows. I loved the work too. There is nothing more gratifying than working with kids! They can be a challenge and a pain in the butt but they also fill your day with energy and love. One of the things I always loved each day were the hugs and smiles that many of the kids brought to class. Most elementary aged kids still love school. They love to learn, to move, to sing.....they love their teachers and they bring a joy to school each and every day. I found on our trip to visit Volcano National Park I ended up finding the kids in the visitor's centre. There was one station there where you could jump up and down and create waves on an earthquake monitor. I had several kids jumping up and down in unison. It was great fun! Bill and Kelli just shook their heads at the biggest kid in the group.....that'd be me!
Today I have eaten both breakfast and lunch. Boomer was pleased that lunch included cheese because cheese always seems to fly off the counter in his direction! I have my hydration session this afternoon which I think will also help perk me up. Am actually looking forward to it which is a first!
Today I was looking at a training program for a triathlon. Yes, I still look but don't realistically think I will be training for one in the near future. However, it was interesting to read how to make it work for you and I was struck by the commonalities between what I am going through and training for a sport.
These were the recommended steps:
Create a long-term vision, Be patient, Build a plan custom- tailored to you, Think beyond endurance
Be consistent, Stay balanced, Work Hard
This pretty much describes my approach to dealing with this little bother I am facing, so maybe I am in training after all!