Monday, January 08, 2007

Day 25

I like the way it's working out to keep track of how many days I'm into my latest fighting form effort. After 25 days I am mentally much better. Not sure about the physical side. I'm betting my blood pressure is great because that's the one thing that is always dramatically lower when I'm making an effort to be physically active. I'm pretty worn out but last week I managed to get in my walk/jog 5 days or rather 4 days was a walk/jog and the 5th was a walk with Bill. I have to go to my office today for some on site instruction which is okay. I so rarely have to do that and I can hardly complain. It's a 45 minute drive to get there but considering that I had to make that drive there and back, 5 days a week, for a few years until I finagled working from home 5 years ago; I am lucky that it's rare for me to have to be there physically. All around my work situation is full of good fortune. When my daughter started a high school that didn't have a school bus, I started working from home. Once she had a driver's license, I was afraid I might have to go back to commuting because I let them know I had more flexibility but it worked well for me to work from home so I continued to do that. When my daughter went to college, there was some talk that maybe I would go back to commuting but fortunately that never happened because after the melanoma dx, it has made a huge difference not to have to commute both because of physical issues and all the doctor's appointment, etc. I hope that this will be a permanent situation and after all these years it probably and hopefully is.


Anonymous said...

Walking is sooooo good for you. I really need to stop hiding, get outside, and get moving... again. I was walk/jog/running 3 to 8 miles, 4 days a week before the 'diagnosis'.

I think it is great that you are taking the time to do this for yourself. I think the hardest part is getting started. Congratulations! And keep up the good work!


Heather said...


What can I say?

I'm right here cheering you on!

It's so cool that you started this and I love reading your updates to see how it's going. Day by day... I like your style!

Love always,