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!