Minutes – March 11, 2014

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::faithful – Prayers of THANKSGIVING!!!  I had my first post-surgery mid-chemo CT Scan last week, and it was CLEAR!!  No obvious cancer growing anywhere in my body!!  Happy Dancing at the Pea House!

::creative – Halfway through the spring cap, so I started a pair of socks.  Because knitters are just silly that way.

::Kill All the Cells! – I’m getting more tired, and it takes a little longer to recover after each dose of the chemotherapy.  I’m halfway through, now!  Six more doses of Gemzar, three more doses of Taxotere, three more Nuelasta shots, and then I can welcome the return of my hair, my short term memory and my strength. I’m starting to plan out my long term recovery and survival, reading and researching about ways to boost my immune system;  making specific plans to reduce overall stress in my life; learning optimal nutrition for preventing/fighting cancer; and working out how to build my strength back so I can exercise every day again.  That’s something I can’t wait to get back to.  I’m able to walk every day, but Oh!  I really miss my bikes, and serious cardio training.

::delicious

Taxotere recovery week is rough, so we’re grateful for the generosity of friends and neighbors in providing us with meals for most of this week.

  • Barbecue Beef Sliders, Green beans
  • Shepherd’s Pie, Salad
  • Lasagna,Salad
  • Vegetable Soup
  • Sandwiches
  • Leftovers
  • Tilapia, Rice Pilaf and Roasted Broccoli

::fun – It’s Spring Break!  The girls are working, the boys are staying home sleeping, eating, taking care of school projects, sleeping, eating. Mr. Pea and I are working.  Just two more months, and I’ll have vacation time to use.  For now, we do what we have to do, because health insurance coverage isn’t optional. 

::fashionable –   Spring! Spring!  In defiance of the cold front barreling down on us and promising 40 mph gusts and highs in the 30’s tomorrow, I pulled a dress out of the closet this morning.  A fabulous red, black and white geometric print wrap dress, peep toe wedges and a soft silk scarf for my head.  Winter needs to go away, because I’m tired of wearing pants and boots.

::looking ahead –  Off week from chemo, lab work, dentist appointment for DirtBike.  Playing hookie on Friday afternoon if I can get away with it. 

angela pea

4 thoughts on “Minutes – March 11, 2014

  1. You’re getting there. Your dress sounds beautiful and I know you are. Thank you for your comment today. I am working hard on different eating. Today I received a new book from Deb, the Wheat Belly book. Gonna read that and I need to find out more about this processed foods too. Is that like the frozen foods or does it also include soups in the can and waffles? I’m thinking yes but, well I have a lot to learn. If you can teach me, it would be awesome. You’re one very smart woman.
    Take care Angela and have a blessed evening.

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