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Monthly Archives: February 2008

02.18.2008 Posted 1:50 pm

I Know You Mean Well But…

It’s hard to believe that next week will be 1 Year since I started my second cycle of chemotherapy…March 2nd to be exact. I am so grateful that, with the exception of a few tough weeks along the way, I have been feeling really great. My doctors are reluctant to give me an end date and I have decided that I am not going to ask any more. I want to continue for as long as they thing is necessary and I don’t want my constant questioning regarding the end date to imply that I am not comfortable with continuing the regimen. If it comes to a point that I feel like I need to stop then I will let my doctors know but I want to do all I can to get rid of this cancer so I am signed up for the long haul.
As many of you know, I have been dabbling with writing a fun “cocktail-like” book about all of the STUPID, RIDICULOUS, NAIVE, ANNOYING things people …

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02.18.2008 Posted 1:08 pm

Back To My Old Self (almost)

I am feeling so, so great after getting back from a really relaxing week in Puerto Rico. Dave and I definitely needed some R&R; after all of the craziness of Spin4Survival. The hotel was gorgeous and the weather was truly beautiful.
Dave and I used the week to really get back in shape. We slept a lot, ate very healthy (except for a few Pina Coladas!) and exercised every day for a few hours. I found that the heat really, really helped my joints. I absolutely love swimming as it has really helped my flexibility. The cumulative effect of the chemotherapy has made me very stiff and “tight”. I find that swimming is great for relaxing my muscles. Every morning or evening, I swam in the hotel’s lap pool for an hour and I loved it.
As many of you remember, I was getting very dehydrated and swollen from the weekly treatments I have been receiving (thanks to all of you who commented on the chutzpah I displayed for posting the picture …

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