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Monday, January 16, 2012

It's all relative

When people ask me how I'm feeling I'm never sure how to answer. Okay the cashier at the store gets a "great! And you?" because I doubt they really want to know, right? But when friends and neighbors ask... What do I say? "okay..." or "tired..." or ?

It's all relative isn't it? Compared to Friday I had a really good day. Of course my good day included tummy upsets and headaches and biting the inside of my lip again. Compared to my normal days before chemo, my day sucked. But...

In the interest of focusing on the positive, I'll say it was pretty good despite the little health irks. I was able to eat without problems today. I was able to help hubby a bit with some work, preparing the journaling section for the website. We did some product shots and some product descriptions (honestly? He did 90% of it, but I was glad to contribute my 10%) I even made dinner tonight.

So while my day started out shaky with crackers and Tylenol at 7:00 a.m. I fell back asleep until 9:00 a.m. I awoke to the smell of homemade waffles cooking and had no doubt that I was loved. It makes all the difference in the world.

Let's have another good day tomorrow, shall we?


  1. Lisa, sooo glad to hear you had a relatively good day. You make such a good point on answering the question "how are you?" I have Fibro (not to compare the disorder I have to the dis-ease you have!) and suffer that same dilema. Especially for me, it's a chronic thing that can't kill me so......most people don't even bother to ask. Which kinda hurts sometimes. You should be absolutely honest in my opinion. People KNOW that what you are going through is not good and they truely want to know and help. You are so loved!!

  2. I'm glad you had a relatively good day yesterday and hope for the same or better today!!

    1. I'm trying to teach myself that good days start in my head but homemade waffles would surely help. lol
      Glad you are having a positive day.