Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feelin' Good

Just wanted to give a little update. I've been feeling really good the last 3 days. It started Friday when I got up to do some housework, and I ended up cleaning for about 2 hours, and continued organizing after lunch. When Rich came home from work I suggested we go out to eat to celebrate my feeling so well! Then Sat. we went to Kohl's, ate lunch at Subway, then a short trip to Target. Felt a little worn out after that, but was able to take a long walk in the afternoon. Today I went to church and then to visit my father-in-law, and felt great! Last week it was really difficult to make it thru church, so what difference a week makes! When people asked me today how I was doing I was very happy to say GREAT! This is what I've prayed for--that I would be able to enjoy some of my time off, before chemo starts. And next I'll be praying that chemo doesn't affect me too badly, or radiation--which I'm more worried about.
Tomorrow morning I get my port put in, and I know that might be a little sore for a few days. I hope it goes well, and the sedation meds don't make me too sick! I'll let you know how it goes! Maybe I'll post a pic.
Thanks for the cards, e-mails and phone calls I've gotten recently! And I think I may have lost a few e-mails, so if you wrote me and I never responded, please blame it on the after-surgery haze, and know that your e-mails mean alot!
I think going thru something like this makes a person really enjoy the little things more. I feel happy and incredibly blessed. I just hope these good feelings don't completely disappear during my treatment! I'll do my best to stay positive, but I know that it might be difficult sometimes. I'm sure I'll have a few "pity-parties". But no matter what, as I always say, "God is GOOD!"
Love and blessings!!


  1. Maybe you should keep a list of the little things that make you feel blessed now, or that you are thankful for, and later you can look back at it when you need a pick-me-up.

  2. I asked my oncologist for pointers on how to boost my immunity. He said there's always pros and cons to everything but the surest way is to laugh! He said a good outlook and positive attitude will definitely work in your favor! Keep those thoughts! Hugs!

  3. Rachel has a great idea. I know you are thankful for so many things and it will be important to remember the blessings if times get tough. :-)

    Gee...I think I heard a sermon on counting your blessings recently. Oh yeah...I think it was yesterday!