I saw something on Facebook last week that kind of fits right in with my motto, “You’ve Gotta Fake It Until You Make It”. It goes like this…”We believe what we tell ourselves”. The more you think and act like a well person instead of a sick person, the better you will feel. And with my latest issue, the dreaded cankle (!) caused by deep vein thrombosis, I needed to think about it and write about it. Before I went to Houston for my stem cell transplant, my dear friend Rosanna, told me to always think good, positive thoughts because the body follows the brain. I’ve experimented with getting down in a bad funk, and have decided that I really did feel much worse and don’t really want to go there! So here’s the latest on my condition. My swelling is just now beginning to get better….yay! I can still wear only one pair of shoes (boots), but I can tell that the inflammation, pain, and swelling are subsiding. And here is a happy thing: Wade is getting to be an expert at giving me the Lovenox shots, and I am getting less squeamish about receiving them. My side effects from the last round of chemo are subsiding so things are looking up! Next week we will fly to Houston for my bone marrow biopsy, a couple of appointments at MDA, and my appointment to be interviewed and video taped for MD Anderson’s Pre-Care website. I’m excited about this! Wish me luck. It will be a very quick trip.
Think good, kind, happy thoughts…and believe them!
Here are some pics from my last trip to Tyler.