Day 4 – Another One Bites The Dust!

Day that is!  It was a bit better than yesterday and I will take and be grateful for that!  I

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Day 4

did have some thoughts about stretching out the writing until I had more to talk about, but then I realized that this was really as much for me as it for you – so here we are again.  The day was just about the same, but I did sleep until almost 11 today.  And it was only interrupted 4 times so there is improvement.   I did wake up about 6 with my headache starting so I took some aspirin and warmed up one of my gel packs and took it back to bed with me and  it worked nice.  Got up to an empty house – it seems my wife had sneaked out to attend a SoMMA outing to visit the studio of Heather Ferman.  Heather does handmade lampwork beads and is a silversmith.  I had really hoped to attend this one, but it just wasn’t in the cards.  She does very nice work and here is a link to her website Heather Ferman .   So I had some time to get outside and walk around.  It was a nice day and helped to get my head back to where it needs to be – HEALING.  I had already done some thinking in bed and it comes right back to where is usually does.  Acceptance, and what action are we going to do to move this forward.  Acceptance that this is part of the process, acceptance that I am getting better, acceptance that God has a plan, acceptance that if I do the next right thing today, tomorrow will be better.  So simple yet so foreign, but it does work if you work it.

So I got myself cleaned up, drank a couple of ensures and took my epson salt soak then crawled back in the bed to take a nap.   I tried to go it without an afternoon nap yesterday and what a disaster.  When I got up Kat was home and she caught me up on what I had missed at the tour.  Now she is off on her creativity binge and I had a delicious dinner of chicken with rice soup and a peanut butter sandwich, before spending some time with you and Kat.

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Blurry Love!

She is a amazing partner that has been such a rock – giving me enough string to hang myself but being there when I do.  I love you Kathy Lynn and I am so thankful to have you by my side.  Another thank you to my friend Sammy – thanks brother for the ongoing perspective and giving me the guidance that I need when I need it – love you and appreciate having you around.



LESSON OF THE DAY – When in doubt, go back to the basics and do what you know works.



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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