I woke up this morning feeling great again! I didn’t realize how much I took that feeling for granted until now. How I can have Chemo, and feel better than I have in months, is all God.
I have made new friends along this journey! This oversized, blurry, picture is something else I took for granted. With Chemo, your body reacts to things you once loved. I love coffee, but have had very little in weeks. Yesterday, I had one cup, and today another one! I still start my day with water, and drink it throughout the day, but this is huge for me today.
I sent that picture to a girlfriend of mine 25 hours away. We used to start our mornings with a virtual ‘clink’, but that had not been happening the past few weeks. My daughter painted this mug for me when she was like five years old, and it makes me smile. Having that ‘clink’ this morning with my friend made my day feel more blessed, and sorta normal, on this non-normal path.
I am grateful to so many people right now. People that God has given me, so I don’t walk this journey alone. There is a Blogger on this site I am extremely grateful for. I don’t even know her name, only her Blog name bookjunkie. She wrote this yesterday, and it was exactly what I needed to hear. She is ahead of me on this path, and she’s blazing a trail for us all.
Once I stepped outside, my morning looked like this. I love the dew on the grass in the mornings. I’m going to run the vacuum today, something else I haven’t done in weeks.
So, what I can share today, with anyone else walking this path is this.
Don’t let yourself get hungry. Eat small things throughout the day, and keep your body fueled. My new fave is Parmesan Goldfish crackers. They taste divine! Fruit, veggies, crackers, and plenty of water will make your body sing. Don’t eat pizza after Chemo. I waited until I was starving and did that. Haven’t been that sick since my drinking days!
Make sure you are getting the best possible care. It’s your body, so be picky! The first Chemo treatment I had, my port was newly installed. Being protective over it, being installed for just a few days, I was very nervous about the treatment. I guess the nurse picked up on that, and missed my port completely. The needle went through my chest. That sucked. I went to another location for treatment, and had the most loving and gentle care.
Get plenty of rest. If you haven’t read yesterday’s Blog about that, here it is. My body is fighting cancer, and being an otherwise healthy body, it doesn’t know what to do with the Chemo. Give it plenty of water and rest my friend. This too shall pass. The day of, and the day after Chemo, don’t make any plans. Give yourself that time to let your body fight to heal.
Being a country girl, living in the beautiful state of Texas, it’s seems only right to leave you with some words from my favorite Rodney Atkins song. Chin up Beauties! Thank you God for today, and thank you for being a part of this journey. Much love to you!
Barbara is a writer, Entrepreneur and Mom to her 16-year-old daughter. She loves dipping cookies in her coffee in the morning and has a pretty healthy obsession for chocolate. When she started this Blog in 2014 Letitgocoach was what stuck. She enjoys helping people Let Go of what is holding them back from having a beautiful life. Her life today is an example of Letting Go and Letting God. You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com