During my 2 1/2 year at home recovery, I ended up with cusody of my two grandchildren who I call energy and attitude because they are 7 and 16. House work didn't happen much and today it is still hard. My body ended up growing too old because of the cancer travel. My knees have to be replaced; I have spurs in my knees and feet; I gained a lot of chemo weight which is hard to get off because I can't exercise much; and now I have gout that rages in my feet and now finger. I am on more pills than I care to think of. Oh, and I ended up with hypo-thyroid, I was the text book case. One time, my granddaughter was only 9 years old and I was really sick and she said to me at 1:30 in the morning: Nanny, please call the doctor cause I'm too young for you to die. I made the call was hospitalize and had a blood transfusion followed by an infection that wouldn't go away.
I realized one important thing, that if you want to do something in life or want to buy something or want to travel, the DON'T WAIT, DO IT!! Tomorrow might not come for you. What's the good of saving something if you don't get to ever use it or do it. So now I do travel and I bring the kids with me. We have a ball.
I now have a handicap sign for my car and what a problem it is for peoples with disabilities to find a parking spot. We don't have enough in any city, especially in Halifax. One thing for everyone to know, is that if you can be in a Clinical Trial, do it! The care is wonderful and they follow you for life. The Clinic sets up my mamogram appointment every year, they schedule any other tests I need and they check my blood work every year as well. This is all FREE health care my friends, paid by my tax dollars and worth every single cent.
I'll blog more on my family trials, but I want to focus on my travel.
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