On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day and I am looking forward to seeing it from the first moments.  All I have to do is lie in bed and learn to stand up by myself (incredibly difficult).

While healing from two surgeries appears to be on track, the pain level is still quite high.  I still can't eat. It's just a very slow process. There's no plan to go home, but there's so much there that I want to do. If I could walk now - I can't - I would begin by knitting another prayer shawl, something that would divert my attention and keep me in motion in a positive way.  I look forward to living without pain and committing to new projects.  I'm old, I want to get some things done, all sorts of things.  There's no quality of life with pain, just none at all. I have to start functioning and get myself out of this nasty pain.

1 comment:

  1. I have found that Belleruth Naparstek's guided imagery recordings for pain management have worked for me when nothing else seemed to... perhaps they would be of help to you?



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