Life continues to turn back into normal-at least for a 3 weeks, until I start chemo. again. My strength and endurance continues to come back, although by 8 p.m. each night I am shot.
I worked over 8 hours both of the past two days. Everyone at work has been very helpful and understanding, including several of my customers who also read this blog. My boss and GM have also been very supportive and patient with my situation. I am lucky that I am able to jump in and out of work without letting my fellow employees and customers down. Several employees got together and got me a Juicer for my 40th birthday, so I am sure I will spend this coming weekend creating all kinds of new mixtures.
Last night I got to attend my kid’s swimming lessons(first time this Fall). I was amazed to see Brenden actually knows how to swim! He doggy paddles with the best of them over 5-10 feet of water. Jaxson loves the water, unless it gets in his ears. Jaxson just seems to enjoy interacting with his class and teacher.
This time between hospital stay and the next round of chemo already seems like a great family vacation, even though we are just living our “normal” lives again. I am glad my chemo got pushed back as it gives a us all a little break to pretend life is normal again.
I want to leave you with a very inspirational story. A guy named Nathan who Sarah(my sister-in-law) works with ran in the Twin Cities Marathon last week. He achieved his personal best (2 hrs and 53 minutes to run 26.2 miles…very impressive). Before the race he saw a cancer booth where you could right the name of a cancer patient you wanted to run for. He decided to choose to run for me, even though we have never met and he doesn’t know my last name.
Click on the link below to see how Nathan’s race went-it is very touching. I still can’t believe how this disease has created a web of love and caring around myself and my family.