First, the Go Me!
I was out walking/jogging today, and the Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" came on Pandora. What a throw back. About a year ago at this time, I was finishing radiation and today, the day before Thanksgiving, I was done with the chemo pump. I can't believe where I've been and how far I've come in a year. If you had asked me two years ago if I thought I could do radiation and chemo, have a major surgry, deal with an ostomy, do more radiation...I would have said, "No way." But I did it. You don't know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. So go me!!!!
Now, my thankful list. It's not all encompassing. I think that would be impossible, and besides, I need to start dinner in about fifteen minutes. So here's 15 minutes worth of thankfulness.
My friends and family, obviously. There's no way I could have done the last year without them.
It may sound weird, but my health. Although I don't know what will happen in the future, right now I feel pretty good.
The weather in GA. I love it!
My new friends, who make living here so awesome.
My stocked pantry
The Internets (and all the friends who come with it, especially my Mixed Drinks ladies)
and soy creamer
Music, especially all the songs that speak to me
my recliner, despite being leather, has brought me through nursing two babies and a bunch of cancer treatment
my sewing machine and my serger
The ability to write as a way to share
Drinking Ice water (those who have done Folfox know what I'm talkin' about)
the camera, for capturing both good and not so good moments over the past year
La Leche League, where I've found knowledge and friends
my blue Vue
vegan recipes and cookbooks
wound care nurses who have a sense of humor
my man sandels
maternity pants that hide ostomies
I could go on, and on, and on. I have a lot to be thankful for.
So now you go. What are you thankful for? Feel free to put your list in my comments, link me to your blog, or just keep your list to yourself. Even if you don't feel like sharing, MAKE A LIST. It will feel good, honest.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends and family!!!