Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dancing in the dailyness of life!

Wow!  It's been a week since I last posted.  Mr. Fatigue has been haunting my days, so when I get home from work, I pretty much just do the daily stuff that is needed to make it to the next day.  Next week is my one year anniversary from chemotherapy.  I was so hoping that my energy would return to precancer, but it hasn' instead of being frustrated or discouraged, I am pacing myself through this phase of the dance.  According to the studies I have read (and  my oncologists warning), it can take 1-2 years to return to "normal."  Now, don't get me wrong, I am able to do most things like work all day, run errands, exercise and keep a home...but just find that my energy really drags by evening, so I haven't had the energy to keep up with my blogger friends, email, etc. 

Random thought:  Tonight I went to my daughter's dance program...I just love the quote that was on the wall at the dance studio:  "Dancing is like dreaming with your feet"--Constanz. 

Can't wait to share with you some life lessons I have been learning...just need some energy and time to write 'em down!

Friday night is my hometown's Relay for Life event.  We are excited to be participating with four of my siblings, their spouses, children and our parents.  (Now that we are all adults with families of our own, 5 siblings out of 7 siblings is a great turn out.)  Here are our tshirts.  The zebra is in honor of my younger brother who has carcinoid syndrome and last year had to have his liver removed due to tumors.  Thankfully my sister was able to be a live liver donor (green ribbon) and both of them are doing great.   My brother and I will be walking the SURVIVOR lap together.  (I all ready warned him that I will probable have tears.  Somedays it still is so hard to believe the journey we have traveled.)

Thanking God for the blessing of being able to dance in the dailyness of life!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, I adore the title of this blog post! Now what can I tell you about the post-treatment fatigue? Yes, it is true, it does take a long time to get your energy back..I'm not sure I ever really did..but then maybe that's just a symptom of getting older too! All I can tell you, is that you are doing the right thing..being gentle and understanding with yourself during this phase of recovery.