Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Only three more to go!

Yesterday was my chemo day again...Happy to report I feel fine. Just tired. 

Three more chemo treatments left, then at some point after that (hopefully there will be a bit of a break) I'll start five weeks of radiation. 

That will be five days a week. Woo hoo!  I'm guessing it will be a tiring experience..

On Saturday I'll attempt to walk 3.1 miles in a fund-raiser for the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Ct. It's the third annual event and the first one in which I'm participating.
I plan to take it easy...the second half will be the hard part, since I'm so out of shape. 
Maybe I'll ask Ralph to ride along nearby in the van so he can pick me up when I'm losing my energy. (just kidding) 

My friend Linda suggested I amble. I agree ambling is good!

My (sometimes hurty) knee and I did fine Sunday walking in an event along the shore in West Haven, Ct. to raise funds for the Center for Disability Rights. 
Ralph works for the nonprofit, which gives college scholarships each year to students with disabilities. They said the route was 1.5 miles. It felt like more, but maybe because it was so muggy out.
As you can see in the photo it was an overcast morning.

Meanwhile my oncologist said yesterday he'll be making some brief remarks at Saturday's event, as will several other health-care professionals. He jokingly asked me if I wanted him to mention me.

No thanks, Doc, just wave. I'll see ya. ;-)

{That's about it today for my online journal about my breast cancer journey. Thanks for reading.}


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

you are my hero for walking patti!

hugs, bee

barb @iPhoneographi said...

My knee is kinda hurty all the time now. sigh.

Yay you for walking! And a big WOOHOO for only 3 more chemo-lights to go!

Dianne said...

ambling is a great word
that Linda has a way with words

I'm so proud of you for taking on the walk
you're a good soul with a fierce spirit :)

bj said...

Hi, sweetie girl..here you are, tired from all the treatments and you wanna walk over 3 miles. WHAT A WOMAN..
Ambling is the only way to go.:)

May I add your name to my sidebar list of FIGHTERS ? Please, with sugar on it? It will help get us more prayers for you and others.