• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 250 (Radiation Treatment 10 of 30: A New Planning System)

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    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  2.20 miles;  Running Total: 208.29 miles)

    Day 250 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    This morning I noticed several red spots and what looks like one small pimple on my right breast. I don’t normally get pimples on my chest so I pointed this out to the radiation nurses at my appointment.  They said, yes, I’d probably start seeing a radiation rash soon.

    I’ve also noticed some fatigue.  By noon I’m dragging ass and have to take a nap. Staying active helps with the fatigue.  So does giving myself a break in the middle of the day. Even with a nap I’m ready for bed by nine o’clock.

    Believe me, I recognize how incredibly fortunate I am to have the luxury of taking a nap in the middle of the day.  I know there are plenty of cancer patients who have to work through cancer treatment.  A nap isn’t usually an option when you have a day job.

    After radiation I made a run to Staples. After using a paper planning system for years I attempted to go to an all electronic planning system this year. I tried using the calendar on my phone to schedule appointments and plan my day.

    I hated it.  I’d forget things even with reminders popping up on my phone.

    There is something about the act of writing that seals a thing in my brain.  I don’t get that same something with an electronic planner.  Only a paper system will do.

    I worried a little about finding a day planner. After all it’s March and buying anything calendar related is sort of a January thing. Staples didn’t let me down though.

    I found a planner with the exact format I was looking for. I prefer a view of the entire week with each day broken down by hour. This planner even appealed to my inner nerd with a section of graphing paper at the bottom of every page.  I don’t know when I’ll use it, but it’s kind of cool to know I can doodle a unit circle any time I want.

    The Unit Circle.

    The Unit Circle.  If you’ve ever taken Trigonometry this will look very familiar.

    I knew I made the right choice switching away from the electronic system because I was excited to ‘move in’.  As soon as I got home I instantly started filling out appointments and birthdays.  I lost myself for a good hour in my new planning system.

    Today’s silver lining:  My new day planner.

    I swear, this is not my silver lining because my day was boring and I didn’t have anything else.  It was a good day.  I’m just that excited about my new planner.

    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.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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4 Responsesso far.

  1. Vanessa says:

    Just wanted to say that I love and miss yall!

  2. EricaPBJ says:

    There is, without a doubt, so much value to a good ole hard copy day planner! I have email, contacts, store scanner cards (Kroger card) recipes, games, aps for this and aps or that, basically you name it and it’s on my phone, electronically at my disposal but I still prefer my hand written penciled-in and permanent ink appointments on my paper calendar.
    But, you lost me at trigonometry 😉 ha!
    I miss you but glad I can peek into your life with the blog. Catch me on FB, I’m always posting things (or texting you the stuff Mike filters as too inappropriate for social media makes).
    I’d send you a pic of my awesome calendar but it kinda feels like a diary, just backwards, Ya know, a record of my procrastination… Until next time

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