I haven’t been writing much because everything has become the new normal. It’s routine, mundane, and not all that interesting. So here is today as of 7:45 a.m.:

  • woke up at 5
  • sat on the toilet for a bit and pooped
  • sat in bed until 6 looking at Instagram and Facebook
  • got up, put on daytime hat and warm sweater and let the dogs out
  • fed the dogs
  • made hot tea (favoring Rooibos Madagascar Vanilla these days)
  • ate a bowl of raisin bran while…
  • reading the newspaper and doing the Sudoku
  • took an Ondansetron
  • brushed teeth
  • rinsed mouth with baking soda and water
  • took a Clotrimazole lozenge
  • made another cup of tea
  • sat down to laptop (I sit on the couch in the living room – the warmest room)

And I do almost exactly the same thing every day. Now I’ll log in to Seattle Children’s remotely from my laptop and work for the morning – following up emails, attending meetings, etc. If I’m fatigued by early afternoon (which I probably will be) then I’ll clock out for the day and spend the afternoon doing several of four usual things:

  • napping
  • reading
  • watching Friends on Netflix
  • Facebook and Instagram

I’ll eat a mid-morning snack – cottage cheese, or peanut butter toast. I’ll eat lunch – sandwich, or soup, or leftovers. I’ll eat a midafternoon snack. I’ll suck on a Clotrimazole lozenge 5 times total throughout the day, and rinse my mouth with the baking soda and water after every snack/meal.

Like I said… it’s mundane now. There isn’t anything new to report. This is the part of the journey where the newness has worn off and the finish line is still a long way off. It’s riding on the flats with a bit of a headwind and miles to go.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming (to quote my favorite blue fish)

Of course the 11 inches of snow that we had on Monday did make life a little more interesting…

Author: jbarnescm

Just a regular person, diagnosed with breast cancer 10/2018, making the best of things, and keeping my peeps up to date

4 thoughts on “Today…”

  1. Your days are not mundane they are a blessing as God is healing you. Sorry for the boredom, but don’t want too much to tire you out. Welcome to the world of healing time. Hugs to you


  2. I am in awe of your attitude! You rock! Be thankful for the mundane in life. It’s what helps us get through the tough stuff. Hugs!!


  3. Wow! You guys got a lot of snow! Sounds like you are doing exactly what you need to do, taking care of yourself. Have some patience, this soon will be over!


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