Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to create it so that all the people close to me can check in to see what happening in my treatment, and how I'm doing. This doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please feel free to call, email, text any time. But I apologize if I don't always get back to you. This new cancer journey of mine is a full time job, and I'm doing the best that I can. Please know that your thoughts and prayers mean so much to me...keep them coming! Thank you for all your help and support too...it takes a community, and you have all given us that.
With love and gratitude,
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fall is Here
As the kids return to school, I reflect on the summer past. Time flies so quickly. We had a nice summer, with time at the cottage, summer camp, and hanging out at home. I continued having pain in my back, which interfered with working out, and my overall well-being. But I finally started taking a new drug for the achiness, and had one dose of radiation to my lower back and hip. Wow!!! I feel like a new person!! It was immediate relief...I am so thankful. So we settle into a new school year. Zachary is in grade 4, and Zoe in 3. We're back to homework battles, and the business of the school year. I don't remember life being so crazy when we were kids. It's difficult to find time for joy, fun, and family time together when there seems to be so much for everyone to do. It seems silly to put "have fun" on the calendar, but sometimes necessary! This year I've also taken on the role of Treasurer of the school parent council. I'm having fun looking after something other than my family. And although its great to return to life's normal activities, I'm trying to remember my self-care, and life's priorities. When focus strays from blessings and gratitude towards wanting more...things, vacations, time...joy is lost and an uneasiness sets in. So I'm planning to fit in more walks, pilates, and meditation...Om! We're also planning to walk 5km in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon on October 16th. Please consider joining us, or making a donation to sponsor me. All proceeds raised by my team will go to Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation. See the direct link to my personal page below to make a donation. Happy Fall!