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Monday, June 21, 2010

Swimming, swimming, swimming!

For four days in a row, I have been swimming in someone's pool.  I have had many generous offers of people wanting to share theirs with me.  I has felt so good to be able to move freely with little pain or discomfort and to know that I am getting some exercise, too.  Thank you to everyone!  Spending a lot of time in bed causes muscle atrophy and joint stiffness.  Then on top of that, the bone and muscle pain from the Taxol chemo treatments can make the pain excruciating.  I am feeling much better these days.  Monday was two weeks since my last chemo.   We are trying to get back on a Thursday schedule so I am getting a few extra days of feeling good.  The second Taxol treatment will be this Thursday.  I will say my prayers.


We are still going to the cancer counseling sessions.  We are learning to deal with the idea that all we have is today.  Tomorrow is something hypothetical that may never happen for any of us.  Sure, you set goals and you work towards them.  But you should not spend a minute worrying about tomorrow when your life, your family, your friends, your God-given moments of Today are happening right now!!!! Don't miss them!  How many of us spend so much time worrying about our kids and their futures, or will we have a relationship with them?  Look around you.  What are you missing and passing up right now while you are worrying about tomorrow?  Live your life for today and make sure each day glorifies God.  For he has an eternity waiting for anyone who is ready to accept him....an eternity of days that measure far beyond any we will spend on this earth. Until next time my friends...


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5 comments:

Ellie K. Belfiglio said...

Dear Penny I am so happy that swimming help your pain. I love the part to live for everyday, someting that makes so much sense and it is hard to do. I miss you guys so much. Madison sedns lots of love to her great beautiful aunt. Unfortunaltly I can't be there thursay because Madison is here. But lets next week do a lich date with Patsy. what do you say?
We love you. We miss you so very much.Hang it there my child, you're almost there. Lovvvvvvvve.
From here to there

LauraT said...

Penny, I am so glad to hear that you are getting to swim; swimming is the best kind of excercise and relaxation at the same time. I hope and pray that it does relieve the nasty pain that you are suffering through. I pray that the next treatment on Thursday is much kinder to you. Amanda and I enjoyed our visit with you and the girls very much, let's do it again when you feel up to it. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING you need. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding all of us that Today is important and that each day is a gift and an opportunity to praise the Lord and love one another. I am glad you are enjoying swimming and have such generous friends to share their pools with you. We are praying that you will have less pain after your next Taxol session. We continue to have you and your family in prayer. Love, "Aunt" Sharon

Anonymous said...

I love DORIE - CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN

willow58 said...

Praise God! We can cast our cares on Him knowing He cares for us. His burden is easy and His yoke is light!