Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Thankful Post and a little Go Me!

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.
My husband.
My children.
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.
Our home.
My stocked pantry
The Internets (and all the friends who come with it, especially my Mixed Drinks ladies)
the beach
COFFEE
and soy creamer
Perspective
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
fabric
The ability to write as a way to share
Drinking Ice water (those who have done Folfox know what I'm talkin' about)
tempeh
vegetables
farmer's markets
snorkeling
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
humor
my bed
laughter
my blue Vue
patience
love
Survior
vegan recipes and cookbooks
imagination
my doctors
wound care nurses who have a sense of humor
my man sandels
maternity pants that hide ostomies
time

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!!!

3 comments:

  1. and Julie said... I am thankful for lots of things! Here is my list: My belief in God, my husband, my family, my grandchildren, my cats, my job, my friends, My home, the residents I care for who teach me something new everyday. I am thankful for the time I get to spend with my husband. I am thankful for weekends off! I am thankful for animals, and nature!!! I am thankful for my life! I thank God everyday for my family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!! Love, Mom

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  2. I was starting on a happy highlights of my life so far when I read your recent post. I shall add a list to it (mine is more based on events that I remember when I'm having a bad day - & therefore the people who care about me, when im feeling alone.

    Go you indeed!

    Definitely ice water - it has become as much of a delight to me as chocolate is to others since that horrid Oxaliplatin!

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  3. Drinking ice water - amen to that.

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