Time to Pass on the Healing Chair

January 15, 2018

Do you remember when the Healing Chair was first delivered to our house? You can read more about that in my post, My Breast Cancer.  

A wonderful group of volunteers provide this electric recliner for patients having a mastectomy.

They also brought me a blanket, a beautiful Kendra Scott necklace and a journal that moves from patient to patient along with the chair.

Mike and I delivered this chair to another breast cancer patient after my mastectomy recovery.

I received a Healing Chair again for my reconstructive surgery.

It was a comfortable place to heal after both surgeries and greatly appreciated. Mike and I were able to take the most recent Healing Chair from our house to another patients house yesterday. I remember the comfort of meeting the woman and her husband that first brought the chair to our house. They were so open to our questions about recovery and what to expect. I hope that Mike and I were able to give her and her family the same comfort yesterday.

I hate that so many women are in need of this chair, but I was happy to be able to give the next recipient a hug, words of encouragement and my phone number.

Yesterday….

I had gotten in a bad habit of only getting in a few glasses of water a day and for the last 5 days, I’ve been back to drinking 80-100 ounces a day and I feel so much better when I wake up in the morning!

Do you keep track of how much water you drink?

Breakfast – 6 SP

Toast with Smashed Avocado (40g) and Eggs. Grapes and Black Coffee too!

 

I love this meal!

 

Lunch – 5 SP

We hit up a new drive thru. After one bite, I swapped out their two Corn Tortilla’s (ICK!) for one of mine at home. I’m not sure how the Chicken was prepared or if it was all breast meat or not, so I called my lunch 5 SmartPoints.

 

Dinner – 8 SP

I was craving Beef Stroganoff, so I made up something that I thought would satisfy my craving.

Mike thought it tasted great!

I followed a basic Stroganoff recipe but I used 99% Ground Turkey, Trader Joe’s Vegetable Broth, Light Sour Cream and I served it over Riced Cauliflower. The points are for the butter I put on the Broccoli and the Oil I used for the Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Don’t be afraid to play in the kitchen. You might love what you create!

Daily SmartPoints Total = 19

2018 Goals
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
Fitbit 10,000 Daily Steps

 

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2 responses to Time to Pass on the Healing Chair

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 17, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you Maryfran.

    I hope I helped in some small way. Now, looking at that light. I see it but it is dim yet.

  2. I am sure you gave as much if not more comfort when you delivered the comfort chair to the next recipient!!! Just knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that others are there with you fighting the same fight helps!!