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Observations, Peter's Posts

Focusing on your Condition

How much of your attention and energy do you spend on an injury, illness or disease you have? Do you spend time praying about it or seeking remedies or talking about it? By doing so you focus your energies on the condition. You are focusing, not on what you what, but on what you don’t want. Your attention is on…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

Bummed

Why am I feeling so afraid of something? Nothing? Anything? I have so much to be grateful for, not the least of which is being cancer free. But I still have a feeling of trepidation. Is it because I had two activities cancel yesterday that I was looking forward to? Is it because it’s been raining so much and I…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

At last…

I’m up and walking my regular walking route for the first time since last December. It’s early enough in the morning that I miss the traffic, but it’s light enough that I can see where I’m walking. Yes, those cracks in the sidewalk and curbs are invisible in the dark and my feet don’t have eyes at the level yet!…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH

I’m sitting here with a bad case of the Blahs. I’m still not strong enough to go out for more than a walk a day, have to be accompanied to do basic grocery shopping and it’s raining out side so I have limited ability to get outside…. I’m tired of reading, I’m tired of watching TV, watching videos/movies, even tired…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

Yes, still need drugs…

Last week after meeting with my oncologist (still have a hard time thinking I have an oncologist, a cancer doctor!), I decided to try to reduce my pain pills. The thought was that after taking them at night, I would skip the day dosages and see how I was doing. Well that didn’t go so well. Peter found me Friday…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

Cancer Again

Yesterday I watched the Super Bowl as I’m sure many of you did. I was looking forward to ‘getting out’ and being part of the world again. We went to the grocery store (still not driving) to get our regular grocery items, but this time it was supplemented with chips, dip, and many other items good for a party. This…

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Observations, Peter's Posts

Visualize every Situation

I had an epiphany this past week. I’ve started to look at situations differently. I’ve understood for quite some time that my thoughts have an impact on my life and I can choose what to think. I’ve used this in many aspects of my life with sometimes fantastic, concrete results. This week it has become clear to me how I…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

Blog21

Good Morning. I wanted to mention genetic testing for people who don’t really know about it. I certainly include myself in that category. The first question the oncologist asked me when we first met was if I had had any genetic testing done in my past. I was a bit taken aback when he first asked, but his question has…

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Beth's Posts, Cancer Blog

Blog20

Feeling pretty quiet this morning. I went to my oncologist yesterday for my first post op visit. There was nothing new, but talked through follow up visits, yes, hot flashes, potential re-occurrence (minimal) and when I can get back on my bike again. I looks like I can get on the bike trainer in 2 weeks, so that will at…

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Blog19

So I had a weird revelation earlier this week. I was vacuuming (just a little) and I thought, ‘I feel stronger’. Hmmmm, who would have thought of basic housework as being a gauge of getting stronger? Can’t count myself in that category, but having experienced it, I can certainly say it makes total sense. I can’t drive (drugs), I can’t…

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