I am now well into the second 21 day cycle of my treatments and think I am getting the hang of how my body responds to treatment. From day one I have made notes about how I feel, what side effects I am experiencing and what helps to ease the discomfort. There is a clear pattern and each cycle appears to result in the same side effects and length of time that I experience each one. Now I can plan my approach to each cycle.
It struck me as completely insane that a dietician told me that I can eat whatever I want because it is calories that matter. What!?! What about good nutrition since my body is being pumped full of chemicals? Surely eating healthy has to benefit my body and immune system. After shaking my head and being annoyed at this so-called logic I have decided to eat what I know works for my body and helps me feel good. Bring on the cookbooks and time in the kitchen! Maybe I will dust off my old exercise videotapes and VCR for an entertaining variety of exercise! haha!
This is my turning point! I listened obediently and now I have my plan for managing my health over each 21 day cycle. I enjoy food and life too much to succumb to the zombie state of pills for any longer than I absolutely have to. Yes!! This is such a good sign, my feisty side is stepping up! Healthy food, exercise and rest are my answers to feeling good.
Everyone finds their way and my way works for me. I realize how my beliefs and views on life help me through this life adventure. One day at a time is my way. I live in the moment. I ask questions when I am curious. I am content with what is important in the moment. I believe that your mind is your most powerful tool. Therefore I like to keep my mind positive and deal with what I know to be my experience rather than plant seeds from others experiences.
I sparkle on…one day at a time. 🙂