I had a reiki session today, after a morning spent judging and laminating posters for for a school comp, blooming hundreds! I really didn't want to go, I organised it ages ago, I was cold, tired and wanted to go to bed. But.....I went and was really glad I did. It was very relaxing, and despite nearly falling asleep I actually felt more awake after it. It's a cancer charity that uses a venue in plaistow, not an esp nice area and I did feel like I was in a ghetto! I have a massage booked next month and more reiki in January.
Eek CM! I had a work colleague in America at my first job who had a violent husband. She had 4 kids and always went back to him and he beat the crap out of her. Anyway she found a nice man, but got herself 'knocked up' and I 'lent' her some money for a termination. I got about half of it back......I wonder what happened to her.
i too would have been the same in any kind of therapy as a teenager, I would have found it patronising plus you probably weren't there out of choice. I guess I am choosing to go, which I wouldn't do if I didn't think there might be some benefit in the long run......we shall see.
Oh and as for holidays, we have booked our easter cottage in Dorset, and we are going to Rome in May for 4 days to stay with a uni friend of mine and her family. For summer we need to go where we didn't go last yr, in France, coz they have a our 400 euro deposit! So really I should just book that now, so it's done. I could do with some sunshine and warmth right now.......
I keep telling hubby that as of 2016 we are going to take the kids skiing, and make it an annual thing. We have always said we'll wait till they're older, it's too expensive etc etc, but quite frankly I no longer care!
I was a pool phantom crapper as a child Camlo.......at least I can remember one occasion - and I turned out ok .......
Trendy you are definitely still a running Mum! I have found a kindred spirit at the psychology seminars I've been going to at barts. A chinese lady who is prob 20 or so yrs older than me but she looks incredibly young, fit and healthy. She has a similar marathon time to me and did her first iron man in the summer. She too is very frustrated that she is sick, and unable to run and train and find solace in something like that. Finally....someone who understands!! The psychology seminars are really good. I've been to 3 now, first was on talking about cancer, last wks was stress and yesterdays was sleep and relaxation. Only about 4-6 people are coming to each one which is a shame in a way as they are a new thing put on by the cancer psychologists but hopefully once word spreads more people will come. It's interesting hearing other people's ideas and perspectives.
The art therapy is also very helpful and my therapist is going to ask her supervisor if I can keep going longer than the usual 6-12 sessions as she can see it's making a real difference to me. Either that or she's enjoying seeing my stick men drawings every wk - I am so unartistic!
PG that's so rude. I have been spat at and had rubbish thrown at me out of a car window before when running. I try and rise above it and just think how much better I am than those people......
Poor Eric is under the weather and I feel like a bad mummy. He's been coughing for ages and yesterday he refused to walk to preschool with my friend who normally takes him. So I had to stop a passing neighbour to get them to take M to school, so I could take Eric, and he wailed and clung to me which he has never done when I've left him anywhere before, since the age of
Aw thanks trendy, and all of you for your continued support. I read that at about 1 am when I couldn't sleep, was coughing, had a headache and generally felt pretty crappy so it cheered me up. I guess it's just the not knowing when I am going to feel properly well again. Yes there will be no more chemo drugs pumped into me but how long before they really leave my system and stop damaging me? I read something that said it can take months and then there's the joys of tamoxifen and all it's associated side effects to come next month.
Anyway, it's morning, time to get up and face the world.