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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.
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    Hi Doll! You are looking fabulous and I love your attitude! And you are so right! You are more than just your body, you are personality and that will never, ever change!

    Yes, being active and eating healthy was a blessing for my husband as well. He ran events, did marathons, worked, had fun with his running buddies and enjoyed life to the fullest and that's exactly what God wants us to do in spite of everything!

    Just listening to your body and doing what you can or want is a great tool. Each person is different and what might work for one person might not work for another. So I would encourage you to continue exactly what you are doing now.

    Taking walks at this time of year can be truly beautiful with the change in weather and the beautiful fall leaves. I love fall, and spring. (I do like summer and winter though! LOL!)

    I think you are awesome! I am here for you and also praying for you as well.

    May the Lord Bless and keep you, May He make His face to smile upon you and give you peace during your journey. emoticon emoticon You are emoticon !

    1880 days ago
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