Last Wednesday I had my second Chemo Session. Only one more to go! June 23rd! I feel like I am almost back in the "land of the living"! They tell me if you don't go through all the after effects - it's not working. Let me assure you all - it's working!!!!
I believe that the person who coined the phrase - "Today is the first day of the rest of your life!" was a chemo patient. That's exactly what it feels like once you get through all the discomfort and pain. I won't say it's over but it certainly has subsided to an extent and I am able to function again.
I haven't been able to take much advantage of that back patio yet, the weather just isn't really co-operating but whenever I can I get out there. One of my closest friends was over last night and I mentioned how useless and unproductive I feel - she put it to me in a way that really opened my eyes.....she said: "Your body is fighting a war and it's taking all of your physical and mental resources - that's productive and useful! The fact that you can't sit at the computer and work or at the sewing machine and quilt or even sit and knit is not a sign that nothing is getting done!".
So - I guess I'll stop beating myself up for not getting anything done! When I get something done I'll consider it a milestone and praise myself accordingly.
Okay - enough of this - I actually feel almost good enough to get something done today so I am off to try that out......
Have a great day everyone!
P.S. I promise pics on the next blog.....will keep you all posted!