Posts in Recovery
How A Gratitude Journal Kept Me Going

I was recently thinking back on a very low point in my cancer journey.  Every little undertaking seemed monumental.  Everyday things I took for granted that were performed with energy, enthusiasm and often with little effort, were now overwhelming.  My road to recovery was not a straightforward path, in fact there was nothing encouraging about it at all.  

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Getting To Know The New Me

It is Friday, July 21st, day one of my recovery from two abdominal surgeries on July 11th and the Whipple surgery on July 14th.  I thought I would be confined to a bed, as movement of any kind was a monumental effort.  I experienced a lack of appetite for the first time in my life, sleep eluded me and boredom was this ominous cloud that hung over me.  I was restless, feeling drab, insufferably exhausted and in unbearable pain.  How could just walking to the next room take everything out of me?

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