Today marks the 7th anniversary of Remission from my cancer!!
What was my normal schedule and activities all my life until 2008?
Getting up before 6:00 a.m.
Rushing to get on the road to go to work
Multitasking on the job and loving it
Keeping up with cooking dinner and other chores
Keeping up with all the family and social activities
Traveling one to three trips a year
What happened from summer 2008 to summer 2009?
Six months of chemotherapy
Five weeks of radiation
What is my New Normal?
Thank God for retirement, or else I would not be able to do the following:
Deal with the side effect of chemotherapy – lymphedema on the legs
Unable to fall asleep until the numbness and tingling of my legs subside
Time to get up would have to depend on the time I fall asleep the night before
Running errands is as big a job as climbing mountains
Making two to three stops are manageable, the fourth one has to wait for another day
Elevating my legs and resting is a daily route, whereas years ago I considered it as wasting time
Exercise is a must, not a luxury
Priority is the key to manage my schedule
Something for my spiritual, physical, mental life, and make time to be a blessing to others
No promise is made to do everything and I don’t feel guilty if I can’t do it
God bless my being, even when I can’t measure up with my doing!