Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hooray for Energy!

The last few weeks I've noticed the return of something that I haven't had in quite some time --- energy -- woohoo!  I am probably feeling better now than I've felt in the last 3 years.  Everyone, including me,  assumed the chronic fatigue that I had previously was because of the autoimmunes and chronic hyperventilation syndrome, but I now think it was related more to the cancer growing inside of me than anything else.  Extreme fatigue days where I could barely function were occurring at a minimum of once a week previously, and I haven't had one since chemo finished (and probably even further back than that). It is a wonderful feeling to be able to have multiple all-day busy days in a row and  have plenty of energy to get through them with just being  normal person tired at the end.   This energy comes at the perfect time too, since I get to hold and cuddle my niece this weekend.  Can't wait!

I've also been able to go back to exercising more along with being able to go swimming and get into my jacuzzi tub now.  I didn't realize how much I'd been missing those things, and I am loving being able to do them again.  Plus, I have an incentive to workout because I plan to do the Miles for Moffitt 5K with people in May.   I'll be walking it, but I want to be able to walk it as close to my pre-cancer 5k times as possible.

Thanks to those who've offered additional places to add to my lists and to those who've offered to help me cross off some of the things that are already on there.  Hopefully, I will be able to cross off several over the next few months.   

My hair is coming in pretty well and is definitely lighter than before.  Most people are saying it is a dirty blonde type of color which is similar to what my hair looked like when I was a little kid.  It is still pretty short, as you can see in the picture below, but Florida weather is getting too hot and humid to deal with wigs and hats anymore. (Some of you may have already seen it on facebook, but figured I'd still include it here to document it as it grows.)  Plus, it is nice to be able to pick out an outfit and not worry about whether I have a hat to go with it.   I am trying to make sure that my earrings at least look "girly" so that there is no confusion with my short, boy-length, hair "grow" right now.   Well, that is all for now.  I still appreciate prayers, and hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend!


  1. Yay for energy!!! :) Praying for you tonight.


  2. Wooohoo for energy! That's wonderful to hear. ~Catherine