Happy Cancer Girl

A Happy Girls Journey with Cancer

I Feel Lucky

on February 6, 2013

I am a lucky person, let me count the ways. I think everyone goes through a rough patch and times in their lives where they think things can’t possibly get any worse. We have things happen where it’s really hard to think about all the good stuff that is still going on around us. If you’re having a really shitty day, stop and think about something positive, because no matter how bad your day is, something good probably happened also.

As I have mentioned before I am going to Simply for Life, it’s not just about changing your eating habits, or getting more exercise, it’s also about your mental health and thinking about the positives in your life. Bruce has asked me to write down 3 positive things about my day each night before I go to bed. 3 things that you are thankful for…try it tonight, I dare ya! 🙂

I received a book yesterday called “You are Not Alone” from Ovarian Cancer Canada, and as I was reading through it I started to feel overwhelmed. The book did say don’t read through the whole thing, read sections when you need them…but I’m not like that, I really want all of my information at once. I was reading about the effects of surgical menopause and also the effects of chemo and it was down right depressing. I had to stop myself from going into that downward spiral and started to think about the good things about my day, the best part of my day was when I ran into a friend at Starbucks. We were able to sit down and have coffee and catch up and it was wonderful.

Today I wanted to say, I am lucky and I am thankful for each day that I get to be alive. I have a wonderful husband who is supportive and so very kind. I have parents who love me and want to be here for me. In-laws who call and see how I am doing and who will look after Georgia when ever she needs a place to stay. A sister who Face times with me so I can see the kids. Sisters-in-law who call and talk and who I know are there for me if I need them. Nieces and nephews who let me love them and brighten my day by just thinking about them. Cousins who call or write and show their love. Friends…so many friends have reached out to offer their support. Facebook can be a curse, but it can keep you in touch with those that you can’t see everyday.

So please know this, you are a positive in my life every single day and I thank you for that….every little thing is gonna be alright!

 

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15 responses to “I Feel Lucky

  1. Patsy says:

    YaY you’re doing the positives! I think I will follow suit 🙂 We’re pretty certain “the date” is fast approaching for Arlen as well.

    The most dangerous thought to entertain, I have learned, is “it couldn’t get any worse”. It seems each time I think that and focus on that thought, the universe decides to prove that, “Oh, yes, it can get worse…watch this”.

    I love you, nay, and I needed this post and song today. Thank you!!!

    xoxo

    • I know the song is one of your fav’s! I often say “It could be worse”, as long as we’re all alive things could get worse, but while we’re here we need to think more about how great other things are. Arlen will pull through and things will get better for your family. 🙂

  2. sherry kirkpatrick morton says:

    Loved the song. I’m so sorry that I can’t make it down today to see you. I am feeling a bit better today doc started me on antibiotic yesterday that will take a few days to kick in. I go to an Asthma clinic tomorrow to be assessed and to find out what I could do to keep it in control.
    I’m looking out at the sun and thinking what a beautiful drive it would have been (I’m envious of Amelia) but I’m sure you’ll have a great time with her today.Love Aunt Sherry

    • I’m sad that you are still sick, but thanks for staying away…I only have two weeks to go before surgery!! 🙂 We will have to get together when you are feeling better. I will be house bound for weeks, so it would certainly be nice to have company. Love you.

  3. Bruce says:

    Renee I knew I had your attention when I suggest this ..I truly believe in the power of positive attitude this can only improve your mental state of mind ..with this, you will have the fire in your belly to embrace this journey because I BELIEVE IN YOU!!

  4. Sabrina says:

    Renee, my Mom had a hysterectomy in her 40’s so she went thru menopause early. I’m sure you could call and ask her questions if you like. She’s done the replacement drug therapy and natural replacement too I believe. She could possibly answer a lot of your questions about that kind of surgery. Let me know on FB if you want Mom’s number

  5. Megan says:

    I’m very lucky to have YOU in my life too! I just wish it was easier to have a visit from Ottawa!

  6. wendy says:

    you are inspiring- keep your chin up! xoxoxoxwendy

  7. you’re a strong woman and indeed very lucky to have supportive people around you. your post inspired me to be positive today. keep being strong and know youre not alone. hugs

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