Joppette Posted June 1, 2012 Share Posted June 1, 2012 Well, as I said when I posed some new ideas for the daily posts in the Just For Fun forum, the days of the week can have fun topic focuses, such as Thankful Thursday. Wondering Wednesday. But that is not to say we don't still do the AIR. I consider this the daily AIR only with a little different twist on it. I hoped the new twist would get people posting again. I continue to hope that it will. But the weekends are three days off from the days with funny names LOL. So it's finally Friday for those of you out there working. Yeah for that huh? Hey! Wait! Did I just name it Finally Friday??? It's very cold and gloomy here today. That is okay with me. I enjoy sweatshirt days interspersed once in a while between the warm sunny days of summer. I like the variety! It is graduation time here, as it is everywhere. My cousins' party is tonight. Randy's business partner's son's is tomorrow night. Next weekend is our neighbor's boy's party, and a business associate's daughters' party. And we have one more the followng weekend that I can't even think of who it is. The good thing is these parties are really for the kids, so we get to pop in, drop off a card, say hi to the parents and the kid, grab a light plate of food, and get out of there! LOL. Next week I will see my Onc. again. We will start talking about the side effects that seem like they will continue even after the chemo is done. I know my hearing was damaged by the Cisplatin. The ears still ring LOUD. I'm sure he will wait before ordering the tests and deciding if the damage is temporary. There are some neuropathy issues that haven't gotten better too. There are a couple of other issues too, but we'll talk to him and deal with them one at a time as they need to be handled. In the mean time, IT IS JUNE 1!!!!! It is, for me, the start of a new month, but also the start of my new life post chemotherapy. Amen to that! Even if it hurts, today I start to put one foot in front of the other, one step at a time, moving towards the new me, whatever that looks like. I've been keeping a large spreadsheet of all of my medications where I could mark when I took them, and keep track of them all. At one point I think there were about 32 medications in all. As time has gone by, those meds have been removed, one at a time as well. There are still some to keep track of, but much less than before! So I did my last spread sheet yesterday! I have a cute little pink notebook that I will keep with me so I can note the things I am taking that I need to be careful with, like pain meds. Other than that, I am good to go! It's awesome. I am starting an exercise regime today too. It's not much, but it is a start. That is what we have to do right? I hope to begin pulmonary rehab soon, and that will kick start the serious exercise and hopefully getting me off of oxygen. But if I can't get off the oxygen, I am okay with it now. It no longer bothers me what people think when they see me. I don't care. I can still have a lot of fun and I don't even realize I have it on now! So, while I hope, I won't be crushed if I can't. No matter who the new me is, it's going to be wonderful. Life is wonderful. Change is just a part of it. Oh, and no raccoons last night! LOL. I locked the dogs inside, but I would have heard them going insane if the critter got on the deck and I didn't. So maybe we decimated that family? Who knows. Have a wonderful weekend my friends. Judy in MI (I'm thinking of Judy's family at her memorial today, but who of us isn't. Judy is up in heaven hoping we are celebrating the beautiful person and life that is now hers there. Amen to that. ) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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