I’m putting my game face on….
Whilst lying awake in bed last night I made a plan… It’s time to get my game face on. I have to improve my bloods. My haemoglobin is low (around 9 when it should be 11/12) and whilst it doesn’t affect me that much on a day to day basis; things such as tiredness and almost blacking out if I get up too quickly I guess you may be wondering well if that’s all it is then why worry? I worry because it’s when the bloods are low that treatment knocks you for six and it becomes harder to maintain the same treatment levels and then infections creep in and then BOOM – its game over.
I have to improve them. Prof Harris said food and drink won’t do it but there has to be something I can do. So I am back to making my plan and getting on the case. I need also to exercise and make more muscle in order to have more red blood cells and then oxygenation will improve also.

With the winter season inbound we have thoughts of skiing in our minds and this means getting ski fit. I have barely exercised for some time now and the only way to do it is get a plan and get on with it. Pete and I devised a short routine that will get us both fit for skiing, in a few months, hopefully. I started today. My legs are shaky and I am certain I won’t be able to walk tomorrow but I plan on keeping on, even though I have more treatments in bound in the next few weeks.

As well as this I will be doing the following. Most of which I have been doing, but some are additions;

Meditation, yoga, exercise, heat and airnergy, supplements, green juice, fresh fruit and vegetables, symprove probiotic, apple cider vinegar in water, Bicarbonate of soda in water, turmeric paste- a spoonful every day). As well as this we have been meal planning our week’s food. It contains plenty of food made from scratch without meats apart from chicken and fish.

Gaining strength and improving my bloods is all that matters! I have to get rid of this lymph node that is pressing on my bronchial tube and I have to be as fit as I was four years ago. Feel free to share anything you feel would benefit me!

 

The Universe has my back.
On Saturday, I awoke feeling blue. Absolutely no reason for it. I didn’t understand why.
We went out for a few hours, doing more chores at the office but at least ticking things off the list, and then my phone rang. It was my brother. I have a big family although I don’t spend any time with them and in fact we have very little communication with each other. My brother Mark is ten years older than me and growing up I was his favourite, probably because I was the youngest. He called me Munchkin. My immediate thought was ‘Oh God what has happened?’

I have felt sad for a long time that we don’t have much communication but he called Saturday and said that he was at work having a tea break and thought of me and called for a chat. It was brilliant. I love him and miss him and it really filled me with happiness. Pete said when I put the phone down that the Universe was listening to me and that Mark called because I was blue. Then immediately after that my phone rang again. It was my dad this time. I had called him the day before and we chatted about our house and what needs to be done and how we don’t want to spend too much money on it. So he called me, as he had been awake half the night thinking. He offered to come up and do our patio for us and save some money as we wouldn’t have to pay him. He just wants to see Pete and me and feel useful. He is in his seventies. That struck a chord with me too. He wanted to feel useful. He said he will bring my other brother to help and they can come in November to get it done. Whilst here he said he can do some other jobs too.  I put the phone down and told Pete and filled up with tears. I couldn’t believe what was happening. I was so touched and I am so pleased he has offered because the work he does is of such a good standard. That completely changed my day and my mood and I feel so excited and happy.

Sometimes when you least expect it the nicest things happen. I have always been so lucky to have such supportive friends and family and even strangers. That’s enough to get the drive to fight even harder.

 

The rest of the weekend was perfect. Pete and I had lots of cuddles and warming up in front of our fire. I am a typical cat. I sit as close to the fire as possible and sleep. I am so grateful to Pete for the way he is with me. He knows me and my needs and I am so lucky that he just wants me to be happy and will do anything to make that happen. If others have anything as close as what we have then they have won the love lottery.

Massive gratitude pouring everywhere!

 

Light and Love… X

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