Well, another month has gone by and it's been busy around here. We've been busy enjoying life. We've had 2 visits from kids (essential according to my Dr) and have had lots of ocean visits and been gardening. Here are some pics from the last month:
Monday, May 3, 2021
I took an unplanned blog break for no apparent reason. One day I woke up and decided that the only way I was going to be able to get more steps and increase my health stamina was to walk more and spend less time on the computer. So that is what I have been doing, enjoying life along the way. Chemo takes a lot out of you and now that I am no longer doing chemo I've slowly been regaining my health.
I've been taking walks, going to the ocean, planting flowers, doing household projects, doing more housework again (and happy to do so!), and cooking. Most days I can average 3000-5000 steps before I run out of energy as the chronic fatigue still lingers. Life is good right now and I am trying to enjoy every moment of every day. Life in pictures from the last month:
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Thursday we had to run some errands with Mom (dentist) and we had to do our preordered grocery pickup. The day was stunning. It looks warm but is only about 5 degrees Celcius near the water and about 9 degrees by our house. On the way home, we stopped at the Marina, my happy place. It is so peaceful and beautiful. There is always an eagle on guard on top of someone's boat and the views beautiful as we have snow-covered mountains in the background then our valley then the ocean.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Sunday the sun was shining. I was feeling better than usual and decided that I needed fresh air and was going to attempt a walk with Buddy and Hubby. Both times when I was in the hospital in December and January I visualized being able to someday walk again with my hubby and my dog. It was something to hang on to when I felt at my absolute worst. It came true on Sunday. This is the first time I have left the house since January 8th when I got out of the hospital for my pneumonia.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
I am still here. Just using my energy to recuperate. The double whammy of two hospital stays, major surgery and pneumonia have drained every bit of energy from my body. After my last hospital stay it was everything I could do to take a shower or go to the bathroom on my own. 500 steps max per day. I am now up to 1000-1500 steps a day but recuperation is slow going.
Sweet Buddy is there by my side every day. Yesterday he got a haircut. He was pretty shaggy as originally was supposed to be trimmed two weeks ago but I got out of the hospital that day instead so we delayed it. He looks so much better with a clean shaven face.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
I'd love to say that I've been happily at home recuperating but unfortunately, I contracted pneumonia and ended up back in the hospital for 3 days. I got out yesterday and am doing much better due to an extremely powerful dose of antibiotics via IV. I am hoping now that I can get on with healing as my incisions are in great shape and need to get some of my energy back and get back on track with eating.
Yes, things look good from here on out - so happy to be home again with my sweet husband and dog and home sweet home.