On this day at this time (December 5 at 1 PM) I was home or about to be home after a breast lumpectomy and node removal. I don't recall ever wondering during that time whether I'd still be around in a decade. Even though that wasn't a thought back then, here I am now, 10 … Continue reading Celebrating 10 years cancer-free
Double Knee Replacement: Breakthrough!!
Pain has been my nemesis throughout my bilateral knee replacement recovery. Especially weather-induced pain. If you've read any of my previous knee-replacement blog posts, you'll know that every change in the weather (especially big rain fronts) has caused extra pain for me. Several clear, sunny days in a row have been heaven. On those days … Continue reading Double Knee Replacement: Breakthrough!!
Double knee replacement: 2 & 1/2 weeks out
I'm on the proverbial road to recovery after double knee replacement on Thursday, September 14th. I graduated from walker to cane today at physical therapy (PT). Well, I'm to use the cane only for indoors right now, but it's nice to have a hand free for carrying things from one room to the other. Getting … Continue reading Double knee replacement: 2 & 1/2 weeks out
Sometimes I’m stupid, and I forget
And in the midst of that I've overlooked beautiful sunrises. I've gulped down coffee and food while thinking of totally unrelated situations. I've worried about things that are beyond my control.
I've forgotten too much of what I learned on my cancer journey.
As they say . . . denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!
Now that I'm on Grouchy Day #5, I finally realized that something must be going on in my psyche. Typically my grouchy days come one at a time and last maybe a day and a half - at the most.So what is it that's bugging me??What has me feeling ready to cry at almost anything, … Continue reading As they say . . . denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!
More cat lessons: When death arrives unexpected
When stray cats adopt me and gradually win my heart, I don't expect them to leave me quickly. But sometimes they do. If you've read my posts about Cosette, the mama cat who brought me her kittens last May, you'll know how she taught me about trying to relax and trust that everything would work … Continue reading More cat lessons: When death arrives unexpected
Mother’s Day Reflections
My mother never wanted to be called "Mother." She was always "Mama." I think she thought "Mother" sounded pretentious - and that's one thing that she was not. Her father owned a store in a small town near Augusta, one that he lost during the Depression. When I'd tease her that she was "small town … Continue reading Mother’s Day Reflections
‘Tis the Season
For me, not only 'tis the season for upcoming Christmas, but it's also my birthday time. Since I'm still feeling stuck - and WAS stuck again for another seroma aspiration on Tuesday - I'm going to have a shortened post today. It's not that I'm ungrateful for another year of life. Because I certainly am … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season
Giving thanks today
This Thanksgiving Day finds me grateful for so very much. For family and friends, especially a sister by my side when I most need her and her husband who understands and supports. For good food and a good appetite. For medical treatments and those who administer them with kindness and compassion. For the cat who … Continue reading Giving thanks today