Today, I'm working hard to choose not to dwell on the people and things disappointing me. I'm biting my metaphorical tongue and I won't over share the negative.
Making me thankful today ..
# Our local library / librarians who are ordering a book in I inquired about today - immediately , I didn't even have to ask.
Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner's Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer.
A special friend sent me a link to it . It will help me gain back a sense of control as I learn more about breast cancer and also much about the healing power of nutrition in the healing of breast cancer.
# Last Friday I was feeling very unwell and vomiting. It wasn't nausea and vomiting related to the chemo exactly more likely a bug I picked up because of reduced immunity.
I knew I was getting a bit dehydrated from not tolerating even water , so I finally decided to head into the hospital about 10pm which meant taking sleeping boys , who stayed fast asleep , with us. Hub dropped me off at the door to emergency. When I knew I was staying , I sent him a message to send him home.[Hub took the boys back to the other farm and returned at midnight to see how I was]
As I also had a temperature above 38 ° I had a very swift trip straight through triage and into an isolation bed. This is because having chemo reduces your ability to fight infections and I could have had sepsis- which is life threatening. It wasn't thankfully. The treatment was outstanding.
Most especially was meeting in emergency, by coincidence , Nurse Z - is the partner of Y, a friend of an online forum friend, X from Newcastle (did you get all that Y & X were nursing colleagues too. I have never met any of them) - Z, is a Breast cancer survivor (She recently finished radiation). We were recently linked on FB due our common denominator , country town location and breast cancer. Though we had never met, it was a 'CLICK' I know you ! moment when we saw each other.
I am so thankful Z was my nurse and was caring for me - kindly - and slipped her hand into mine so I could
|ps that is not my chest I am not that hairy :)|
Z's - shirt had "Feel your boobies". I know it made me laugh too , when I feeling very
Even the Drs were very attentive and listened carefully. The Xray guy was very kind too.
I was so grateful to go home the next afternoon. I love my own bed and home, and I know home is safer than a hospital filled with germs and sick people.
# Today, I also received a gorgeous letter via snail mail from a lovely reader, K - and the envelop was filled with smile postcards. So I can pay it forward ...and I will.
I know that it was a very simple random act of kindness that brightened my day.
What are you thankful for this week ?
What do you know this week ?