Friday, 11 March 2016

Round 10 Day 1 - Ready, Fire, Aim!

My stress levels have been very high this week.

I've been pretty busy, and in some areas of my life - productive. Other areas - not so much.

Highlights Include:

  • The house beginning to look like a tip shop.
Yes I know, it doesn't matter. And yet having to climb over piles of washing to get to the bed is not good for my stress levels. I'll put it away. Sometime.

  • I had an online rant.
No don't try and find it - I hope no one does. I was feeling stressed and I read something that upset me and lost the plot. I'm not proud of myself. I put a short and not-constructive comment on the website (which I shouldn't have done) then found a nice anonymous forum to have a really grotty whinge. (still not ideal - I should have written it on paper then composted it, but its done now).

  • I went to a really good forum.
Put on by the cancer council, they had an exercise physiologist, a dietitian and a psychologist. Most of the material I was quite familiar with already, but I enjoy going over it and making sure I'm on the right track and really fine tuning my self care.

  • I'm preparing to do a presentation
The GI Cancer Institute are putting on a forum in Hobart. And I'm doing a 5 minute talk. I'm still surprised and confused that they have asked me while gladly accepting the opportunity. I haven't finished preparing what I'm going to say yet. Given that I share here regularly and can waffle on for ages in person, I've been surprised at how hard it's been to prepare for. 

  • I started round 10 today. 
This new regime has been pretty kind to me so far. I'm enjoying that enormously, and using the opportunity to ramp up my fitness.
Here I am on the way back from treatment today. As usual, Dave and I walked there and back, and up and down the 8 flights of stairs. I'm sort of starting to get a bit of attention for this at RHH, which I'm kind of enjoying. 
I love this dress even though its got no pockets. I'm still loving the 'no bottle' novelty. And I have plans this weekend, other than sleeping. I think this post reads a little gloomy, and while I have felt challenged at times this week, there is still lots and lots of joy to be found. Have a nice weekend everyone!


  1. Love that you are still waking and still 'dressing up'!

  2. I think the post reads as if you're a normal person having ups and downs like the rest of us, but in the meantime dealing with something so very not normal. If it's any consolation, I wrote something online this week that I too regretted. Then I went back and wrote more in an effort to redeem myself - it was all too tragic. The dress is cute. And you're a star. Don't be too hard on yourself xxx

    1. Thanks Anna! It's so hard to 'walk away' from the comment section sometimes isn't it! I've been wondering if I should go back and write an apology but I'm probably better off just staying away! Thanks again - so much! xxx