I know we all have been touched by cancer one way or another. Either going through it or know someone going through it. Many friends have asked what I do to stay so healthy throughout my chemo process. After several discussions, I decided to share my chemo routine here in case you know someone that’s going through the process. This might help them in some small way to ease their suffering. Best wishes!!!
Archives for December 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
While the world goes about busying themselves with the holidays, I decided to take it easy this holiday season and sit quietly as much as possible. After watching a sunset almost every evening during my 10-day trip to FL, I learned to sit still and appreciate every moment of the process. Of course it was much easier to do when it was beautiful and warm. lol! But, in sitting through it all day after day, I realized every moment in life is beautiful in some way, just in a different light. Now that I am back home in the snow country, I learn to sit with snow and ice. They have a quiet charm of their own.
I so wish my cancer would just vanish overnight, but the truth is I was probably sick for a long long time before any symptoms shown, so maybe the reverse is also truth, I will feel well for a long long time before my scan results will clear. All I need to do is sit still and allow the universe flow through me like watching a sunset or snow.
Warren Buffet says it best about patience, it takes 9 months to make a baby. You can’t get 9 women pregnant at the same time and have a baby in a month! (For the record, every guy I told the joke to said they want to test the theory just to be sure!! Hahaha!) In my “old age”, I finally have the patience to allow things happen when they are meant to happen. I am no longer the student that wants a perfect report card rather than appreciating the lessons of life. Cancer, the perfect teacher, has taught me that much at least. So, on this holiday season, I offer a little patience to the world. My patience is the world’s patience. My stillness is the world’s stillness.
Back to Real Life
I am back from 10 days of vacation in sunny Florida. I felt completely relaxed and recharged. I didn’t have access to wifi during my trip, so I was only on my phone when I needed to be. The rest of the time I did tai chi, be a tourist, watched a lot of sunsets and rested.
Good thing I did all that because I came home to a sick child. David caught something on his German trip. He said his roommate was coughing the whole time. I got home on Thursday night and took David to the doctor’s on Friday morning. She said David has either a very nasty cold (there is one going around) or walking pneumonia. 🙁 She prescribed antibiotics (of course), it helped the cough a little but gave him vomiting and diarrhea. Oh, the poor boy is miserable and I am terrified of catching what he has but I still have to take care of him so I wear masks around the house. My next round of chemo is only two days away so I hope he turns the corner by then!
Meanwhile, I go about my days as normal as possible. Our tai chi group had a very nice holiday celebration potluck on Saturday. Another wonderful year is behind us. I so appreciate the friendship and support from this group. I look forward to practicing with everyone next year!