• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 180 (The Fog is Lifting)


    Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  1.50 miles;  Running Total: 114.50 miles)

    Day 180 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    I felt good enough to walk today.  I did that 1.5 miles up there on the treadmill.  It took me 33 minutes and wore me out, but I did it and felt better for doing so.

    Coming out of the chemo fog happens by tiny degrees.

    On days like this, when the fog of fatigue and nausea and mental impairment is just beginning to lift and I can almost make out what I’ll feel like on the other side, it’s hard to remember not to force it.

    I get frustrated.  I hate being slow.  I want to push myself harder.  As if by making myself run three miles, not walk half that, and at a snail’s pace, too, I can force the fog away.

    I try to remember that the fog cannot be forced.  It cannot be pushed.  It must drift out at its own pace.

    I try to ask myself, why push so hard?  Isn’t it enough to feel human again?  To move, to be active, just because I can?

    Today, the answer was yes.

    Today’s silver lining:  Today, just feeling better was enough.

    Today was good.  Tomorrow will be better.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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2 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina says:

    Glad you’re feeling better.

  2. Cindy Smith says:

    Nice to hear that the fog is lifting! It seems that we have been nothing but sick with one thing or another around here. I’ve wanted to stop by for a visit, but didn’t dare try to be around you. The good news is that in between times of dealing with all of this I was finally able to make a fantastic pot of organic spaghetti sauce! I had bought a few cans of organic tomato sauce and paste a while back so I could make some for us and for you guys. I wanted to do it the way my mother used to make it because it was very easy and simple, but always tasted good. Nothing fancy, just good food (which also freezes easily!)! Hope to get over the crud that seems to keep haunting me soon so I can make another pot and come for a visit.

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