Chemo-Rad Jane Discovers Herself More and More
Friday, September 26, 2014
I have realized that I am more than my hair which I never thought could happen. Now that I do not have any hair or eye lashes I discovered I really do have a sense of humor which I never realized about myself. I can actually look this cancer and joke about and poke fun at it now and not be terrified as I once was just a scant three months ago. It is amazing of all the discoveries I finding out about my personality I did not know I possessed. I am taking a perspective of life and looking at simple things such as cooking, walking, sleeping, and friendships in a whole new light. My tastes have changed due to the chemo and I usually have to eat from plastic ware for a few days because of the taste of metal i get from chemo until have more and more of the chemo flushed from my body by drinking more water than a camel. I found exercise and biking riding to be my key to get more of the chemo out of my body so I can function even better so Chemo-Rad Jane has become a bicyclist which she never knew a how to ride a bike let alone
own one. I have found cooking to be more fun now I have time to do it since I have to be home now because the chemo eats the potassium so much out of my body I cannot work because of that factor and being exposed to many germs since I teach Elementary Physical Education. My friendships are so much more precious and sweet and fun and I have more time to devote and my friends are taking more time out for me which is even sweeter. The walks Chemo-Rad Jane talks every afternoon on her farm are absolutely just beautiful now that the leaves are changing and she sees a few deer out in the woods and nice breeze blowing in the mild afternoons and it is such a grand site to see. Chemo-Rad Jane would never have thought cancer would have been a blessing but a blessing it has been to stop and listen and see life in a different light for a while.