It seems like I have not written a blog post in some time. That is because I haven’t. I planned on writing one last week, but I had been feeling quite tired with low energy. I’m not sure if it was due to the time change, the new medication that I recently began, or possibly the cold I came down with. Thankfully, I am starting to feel more like myself.
I mentioned in my last post that my husband was giving me a 50th birthday party. The celebration was fabulous! We ate, we drank, we danced, we played trivia and musical chairs. As I scanned the room, I took note of all the smiling faces and laughter. I was happy. I was fortunate to share this amazing evening with my family and friends.
When the party began I was full of vim and vigor. I had fun dancing, and walking around greeting my guests. And then it hit me. I became too pooped to party. I knew this would happen sometime during the party. It always does. Dancing was done, and sitting was mandatory.
Cancer can take many things away from you. Right now it is my stamina. I have been called many things over the years, and one of those things has been the Energizer Bunny. You might even say I’m a bit hyper. These days I might start off being the Energizer Bunny, but then I become more like a tortoise well before I’m ready. I have accepted this, and plan my activities accordingly.
Lately, I’ve been trying to get to the gym three times a week. It’s more difficult working out now as I tire easily, but I’m able to keep up most of the time in the classes that I participate in. Exercise is important to me. It makes me stronger, helps with aches and pains, and I sleep better.
My husband, Mark, has noticed that if I have a few days in a row with lots of activity, I’m drained for a day or two. Some days walking up a flight of stairs makes me breathless. There are good days, and not so good days. I’m grateful that there are more good days.
Cancer may have taken my stamina, but it is confined. Below is a poem I would like to share that shares my sentiments.
What Cancer Cannot Do
Cancer is so limited…….