I’ve spent the last three days at home and super uncomfortable. I still don’t feel great but I have GOT to get out of this house, so I’m going to a friends house for a pajama party with friends and pizza for dinner. I’m looking forward to my evening!
I love how many of you have reached out to me recently and I so appreciate it. I do feel that I have new friends, and as some of you have said…..Even though we have never met, I feel like I know you too! I recognize your name when you comment regularly, and I feel a relationship building.
During the last several weeks, I have been seeking out cancer blogs and support through social media. It’s a way for me to find people that understand what I am going through without actually going to a support group. I’m beginning to look into that though. Remember, I’m a talker. I need to talk! I’m starting to feel the need of support of other people with cancer.
I haven’t felt the need for that until just recently. Before, I just knew that I had cancer. No radiation, no chemo. Just appointments and scans and information. I felt fine. Now, things are different. I look different. I feel different. I want to talk to more people that have been in my shoes or are wearing my shoes right now. (That’s such a weird saying. Nobody can wear my shoes if I have them on. Okay, I spent most of Thursday and Friday really bummed and a lot of the day crying. Today I think I’m just down right funny. Like…..I have been talking to myself and my dog all day long, and laughing. For realz. Had to make up for some lost time.)
Meet my new friend, Trine. She recently wrote a great blog post titled The Best Do’s and a Big Don’t for Friends of Cancer Patients. She has been very inspiring to me. She had a single mastectomy with no reconstructive surgery. I’ve never met Trine. She doesn’t even know that I exist, but she is my new friend and I love her. She is young. She has cancer. She is very brave. She is honest. She is fighting. She is very interesting and I hope to meet her one day. Go read her blog and be inspired to be happy, no matter what you’re day may bring. You can also follow her on her Instagram, trineamazon.
Check out my other new friend, Lindsay. She wrote a blog post titled….Dear Cancer Patient I Ever Took Care of. I’m Sorry I Didn’t Get It. Lindsay is an oncology nurse, now in her own cancer battle. Her post reminded me of my conversation with my oncologist. She doesn’t know me either, but I do have a better chance of meeting her. She lives here locally and I received an invitation from a friend to go to a Cancer Survivorship Breakfast where Lindsay will be speaking in October. I plan to be there!
It’s been a rough few days, but I found my sense of humor and it helped today be a better day.
Yoga and clean eating helped too. I really wanna drink with the girls, but maybe I’ll just pop a few muscle relaxers and take my hot tea with me. Kidding. Kidding. Everybody calm down.
I’m taking my water bottle and my hot tea.
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year! (This goal has changed a little now that I have this fabulous Fitbit.)
“love the life you live, live the life you love”