Despite several painful days I am finally starting to feel somewhat normal again. The pain has subsided some; but I've been keeping myself busy each day and getting more rest. I have been off chemo for approximately 3 days including today and am stoked that I am just starting to feel a little more NORML. I plan to cherish these kind of days where the pain is minimal. I will have to start the Etoposide on Tuesday, Nov. 11th and will continue to enjoy every day that I am off chemo. (I try my best to enjoy the days I am on chemo as well;)
Yoga is very important for me in relaxing and stretching my body every day. I try my best to practice in the morning about 1/2 hour after my Ensure breakfast drink and an hour and a half before bed. It may be for 10 -20 minutes per session. I know it's been helping so far. Another way, to help my body heal is to walk my dog or my cat. I always feel better if I exercise at least once a day. Here is a video of me walking my cat which I video taped today with my new camera that my dad sent me recently. I'm so grateful! This camera is so much fun!
I hope Tonto's effort in walking on his leash as least made you chuckle just a little; I know he certainly made me and continues to!
I took Miss Blue Belle 2 days in a row to go run and play with her boyfriend Jagger another Blue Merle Sheltie. Here they are resting. They rest, they run, they drink water together, run some more and then rest again, over and over again. She was a little jealous of the other girl that Jagger likes to run with, Sophie a three year old Golden Retriever.
I have been having loads of fun taking photos with my new camera. Here are a few winners. I took Miss Blue Belle after she had been worn out playing with Jagger over to have a romantic picnic lunch with my hubby. I picked up some sandwiches and drinks at a Safeway and we had lunch by a beautiful lake. After lunch, we walked around the lake and looked for various subjects for photos. Here are a few excellent photos of snapping turtles and a few birds.
My husband and I walked on the beautiful trail together holding hands and cherishing the beautiful time together. I felt warmness in my heart and when I close my eyes, I can think about how warm and comforting his hands feel in mine = wow another great meditation!
Meditation for today: #714 "Earth Energy: collect a handful of pebbles in your hand and lightly play with them. Feel their smoothness and listen to the sound they make as they click against each other. Imagine the earth they have been lying in for so many years. Tap into the vast powers that created our Planet".
Perhaps with the addition of these meditations that I am trying out, they can also benefit you! I just want to express my love for all of my readers! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I'm surviving this disease in order to give you hope and inspiration to look at the positive things in your life. No one likes complainers now do we?
For those of you worrying about the future and disappointed about the election. I do know that there are some of you who are. It does no good to stress about it. We must move on! We can only do our best in this lifetime!)
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