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We won't pray.  We won't blame gods.  We won't give credit to gods.  

We face the diagnosis and know, it is what it is.  

To the extent that we can, we will define our own course.

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Cancer

Cancer changes lives.

We have to deal with medical profession.

We have to deal with medications.

We have to deal with new discomfort and pain.

We have to create dignity, where there is indignity.

We have to deal with family members, friends, coworkers, and strangers, in a changed way.

We resolve to go forward with strength, resilience, purpose, pride, and integrity.

We define ourselves. Cancer does not define us.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2014 at 7:00pm

Patricia, you have guided me well on my cancer challenge, and your experience of having a 2 hour window seems to be true for me as well. We grocery shop once a week and I come home exhausted. I have the privilege to nap for the remainder of the day, and not everyone can do that.

 

Comment by Patricia on April 2, 2014 at 1:40pm

With you Melinda, high energy was never my thing, then fibromyalgia, cancer & chemo, put paid to the rest of it. I have to do things in short spurts, & if I go out, my window is about 2 hours, then I'm exhausted.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 2, 2014 at 12:19pm

Sorry to hear your energy is down Daniel.  

Like Chris, I'd like to think the tree sloth leads a satisfying life, and I think someone did it a disservice by calling it a sloth.

We probably couldn't be happy being a sloth all the time, but to everything there is a season.

Comment by booklover on April 2, 2014 at 8:59am

I agree with Chris and Joan.  I have never been a high energy-level person.  If you used to be, maybe this is your new normal.  I hope you have a good rest of the week my friend.

Comment by Plinius on April 2, 2014 at 4:58am

I'm sorry to hear your energy is down, Daniel! Joan might well be right, that you need to take it easier - feel like  a tree sloth; live like one. I can't help thinking that such lovely animals must lead a satisfying life...

Comment by Patricia on April 1, 2014 at 10:36pm

Sorry to hear this Daniel. I tried the B12 for my fibromyalgia but it didn't change anything there either.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 1, 2014 at 10:34pm

Daniel, you have been through a life-threatening event that impacted not only your body, but your energy level and emotional level as well. You put in so much work recently, I couldn't believe it. I marvelled at it and still am amazed. 

So, maybe your body is telling you to slow down, enjoy the radishes and whatever else is coming up. I know you are still working and that too, amazes me. I don't know how you do it.

Our weather is calling me outside and my body just doesn't want to go. Maybe we don't have our former endurance any more. Well, let's think a minute, I know I enjoy laying on my bed and watching science videos. What do you enjoy doing?

Cary would like me to be up and cleaning up the clutter inside and outside. I just don't want to. So, we each have choices. I can do what he wants me to, or I can do what I want. Maybe a little of each would work. I am lucky that he does the basics when I don't want to, so we aren't living in a pigsty. He has a brain injury and can't work outside the home, so he has the time to do whatever he wants done. He is also picking up skills that he will need after I am gone.

So, in the long run, we are doing just fine; I know I am very content. and I hope he is too.  

Comment by Sentient Biped on April 1, 2014 at 10:13pm
Hey all. Just some random venting. I thought the B12 supplement was helping but the past week Im back to being half slug and half tree sloth. Discouraged. Is what it is.

I read an ancient Egyptian was found with metastatic cancer. Might hsve been someone else, I forget the details. Might have been adifferent culture. Made me think how lucky we are. But also, cancer has been with us for eternity.

Also read some about roundup increasing risk for breast cancer. To hell with Monsanto!

OK. Better noe. Thanks for reading.
Comment by booklover on March 5, 2014 at 8:58am

Daniel, I hope it works for you!  That would be great!

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2014 at 11:25pm

Daniel, I am glad you had your thyroid and Vit. B12 levels checked. My doctor kept upping my B12. I don't know if the fatigue will ever go away. However, I don't have to function mentally or physically. I can sit in my office and read and write all day. Spring will tell me the truth. 

I know what you mean about woo woo! 

You are getting enough rest, and little time-outs, I hope. 

 

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