My list of what I hope to accomplish in 2014.
1. Have fun on vacation.
I was in the hospital twice this year. That’s not the same thing.
Dave and I went to a couple of Cleveland Indians games.
We saw Wicked in December.
So it’s not have any fun.
2. Feel good enough to exercise again.
We live next door to our local recreation center. I do walk the dog when the weather is good. So yes I do exercise just not like I use to.
This year I will get a bathing suit and attempt to go swimming. I still have neuropathy in my feet from chemo.
3. Appreciated the time in between doctors appointments.
Right now I do not have a doctor’s appointment in January. Colonoscopy is due in May. See the Lung doctor in February, skin doctor in Feb. You know the drill.
4. Continue cooking new things.
Looking forward to trying Mini-meat loaf Parmigiana on page 114 of Weight Watchers current magazine.
5. Make sure I have two pictures ready for the art league display at the library. I just put away my Christmas pastels.
I think I over did it on a dog picture. I have to start somewhere.
You know the drill it never ends.
6. Continue to advocate in my own way. Last March I wrote a letter to our local free paper about colonoscopies.
The paper didn’t print my letter. We had major issues with our school board as the top breaking news. The school board problems continue.
But I will send my letter again. I have wanted to do Call on Congress in March to advocate for colon rectal cancer. Last year I was in the hospital.
7. I hope this is the year I meet someone in person with Cowden’s Syndrome. It would be great to have lunch and talk face to face with someone who understands.
A couple of years a go I attended a colon rectal hereditary cancer educational event. The speakers were informative and educational.
I met other young cancer survivors whose cancer is hereditary, but know one with Cowden’s Syndrome.
One of the give aways was a blue ball cap with green lettering, Cleveland Clinic logo colors. Dave still wears his. Mine did not fit. HA!
8. I have become the family picture taker. I look for different, not posed photos. Hopefully my pictures will continue to get better.
9. Be thankful in everything big or small. I am going to miss the snow on the blog. Thanks for everyone reading this.
- Rectal Cancer My Ass – Finding Out (rectalcancermyassblog.wordpress.com)
- VH1 Star Real — My Cancer is Almost Gone … It’s a Miracle! (tmz.com)