I enjoyed a great week last week. I finished taking the first course of steroids for the flare of arthritis I had been experiencing (brought on by the stress my body was under during chemo treatment and surgery). I was enjoying the warm weather, pottering around my little garden, got the filing done, finished cleaning out the cupboards and re-stacking the laundry/linen cupboard - normal things. I felt great - the best I've felt in 4 months.
It's raining today. It's also a bit cold. I love the rain - it's so cleansing. I'm home today doing 'housework' type things - paying the bills, checking schedules, prioritising activities, doing laundry, cleaning house. I never thought I'd ever catch myself saying "I don't mind housework." But here I am saying just that. I know why too - it's because these are day to day activities and they are activities that bless my family. These days after breast cancer diagnosis, that's what is important to me - my family.
I helped out in my two son's canteen this morning. I love doing stuff like this. It makes me feel closer to my kids and I can see and meet their friends and teachers on their 'territory.' I was tired today though. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in Nov 09 and completing surgery in December and chemo treatment in June, I have had to deal with a myriad of health issues (high blood pressure, high sugar levels, arthritis flares, liver problems etc).