Day 3 – Blah, blah, blah

Day 3 – Getting a Fill-Up

Do you every get sick of spending time with yourself? It’s like I live in my own little world of cancer treatment.  They were serious when they told me that treatment was just about all that I could do and they were right. I am slow enough to begin with, but figure in an hour and a half each for getting up and going to bed, throw in lunch and dinner at an hour each (that includes skin care!)  Okay I’m already at 5 hours add 4 hours for fluids, travel and chair time and a nap and boom it’s bedtime.  And I am really okay with that because I know that it is not forever and I am getting better every day.  It is just boring and you can’t even pig out on junk food because it all tastes like blah.

When the alarms went off this morning (Kathy’s and mine too) I woke up to Kathy shaking my foot to wake me up!  I guess I finally fell asleep.  I knew that it was going to be a special day because as I came to the top of the street there was a rainbow.

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What a glorious way to start the day

A trip for fluids and a stop by Bernard and Susie’s to drop off dinner for them, then home for a nap.  Like I said boring…lol.  BUT, I can start to see the small improvements, my neck is healing nicely and my mouth and tongue are not as sore as they were.  I am getting hungry, my energy is better in short spurts and I seem to be sleeping better.  But I am not going down that “I am Healed Road” again.  Like I said – One Day at a Time.  and mine is about to come to a screeching halt it’s 8:30 and if I start now I can be in bed by 10:30.  Happy Friday!


LESSON OF THE DAY – “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

Virginia Satir


Author: Don

Hi my name is Don Penny I am a professional woodturner in Jacksonville, FL. I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 3 lymph nodes and the base of the tongue and this is my story of day to day life while fighting cancer.

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