Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18, 2011

I apologize for being , shall I say, lax in updating this blog.  Honestly, I feel like I am being repetitive as I record my journey.  Let me just say that I had Treatment #9 on December 13-15 and I am just now getting my energy back.  Although I should be accustomed to the side effects that control my life for a few days AND although I should be extremely thankful that I don't feel any worse than I do, I still want to complain and have a pity party sometimes.

As my family will affirm, I am a "glass half full", positive kind of person.  According to them, I can be a little too "positive" sometimes.  HOWEVER, I'll admit that it is a little more difficult when I try to encourage myself.  I am pleased to report that I only have three more chemo treatments and should be through by the end of January.  I'm glad that I never asked at the beginning how many treatments or long it would take, I would have been overwhelmed if the doctor had said, "Six months!!" 

I am so grateful that the treatments are scheduled so that I will be feeling good for Christmas.  I won't have another treatment until December 28-30.  New Year's Eve should be yucky, but that's okay.

One blessing I would like to report before I close.  Thanks to several of my wonderful co-workers/friends at Calhoun 8 weeks of sick leave have been donated to me!!!  How great is that!!!!  That should, hopefully, be more than enough to get me through the rest of my treatments, etc.  One less thing to worry about.

I managed, with the help of my patient, personal driver Son, to finish my Christmas shopping today.  Hope to finish decorating the house tomorrow. Then I must wrap the presents.  I should be able to accomplish those tasks this week. If I don't, it will be rather pointless after Christmas Day;

Wishing all who read this blog a joyous Christmas and a New Year full of good health and encouraging friends!!


1 comment:

Jessica M said...

Wishing you a wonderful and healthy New Year!!

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