Friday, May 4, 2012

Little Triumphs

These days I love to share my little triumphs.  Here's a few of the latest (if you haven't heard about them yet)...

*The last 2 rounds of chemo have been accompanied by dramatically lessened side effects.  I didn't take a single anti-nausea pill after this past Monday's treatment!  This definitley makes me dread each treatment less :o)

*I'm still exhausted most of the time, but my mornings seem to bring a little more energy.  I take that time to play with the kiddos.  I even got on the floor inside a tent with Will not long ago!  Until recently, if I got on the floor I literally had to have someone pick me up.

*My muscles are slowly regaining strength.  Due to being on a steroid for way too long, I lost a ton of muscle strength.  When I came home from Texas I couldn't even go up any stairs.  Not only can I now go up stairs (and I just started doing it by alternating feet like a normal person), but I CAN PICK UP WILL!  I haven't been able to pick him up since December.  It is so hard to not be able to pick your child, especially when he is a crazy daredevil that gets hurt a ton and you want nothing more than to pick him up and comfort him.  I can't carry him around, but I can at least pick him up and hug him :o)

*Tomorrow, we're having a building party.  Several of our family members are coming over to help finish installing a fence around our backyard.  Why is this a triumph?  I can't take the kids outside without another adult because I can't run or chase after Will.  Although our street has a low speed limit, cars speed all the time and Will does not stay in the backyard and he does not listen when told to stop.  Once the fence is up, I can take the kids outside and not have to worry about Will running into the street.  A little bit of parenting independence...triumph.

Those are just a few of the little triumphs I've been celebrating.  I plan on celebrating many more as the weeks go on!

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