Written by JKM on February 10th, 2009

Guess what?  I did it!  I took out my yoga DVD today, and I followed along, while the dogs stared at me, wondering what was going on.  I think their favorite was relaxation.  Jameson put his head by my head on the mat, and I think we all nearly fell asleep.  Only problem was, relaxation didn’t last long enough, so I had to repeat it 3 times.  :)  It felt good though.

I didn’t make my walk in time.  In fact, most of the day was pretty unproductive, although I did make a couple phone calls I’d been needing to make.  Here’s where I made a mistake:  when I was having my breakfast (around noon), I turned on the tv.  I found “Cold Case” (the real shows, not the TV drama), I watched two of them and then “CSI:Miami” came on.  Although typically I hate that show because of the way the guy with the red hair talks, the story was interesting enough so I watched it.

Finally I got off the couch, took a shower and played outside with the dogs.  I made my bed, did some laundry, and later the yoga.  I made myself a lunch of cheddar cheese, radishes and grape tomatoes, along with some chips and salsa.

Tomorrow I’m going to Great Falls with Laura and Indie, then Laura will take me to my doctor’s appointment, and after that, we’ll go back to her place where I’m spending the night.  We’ll watch a movie, relax and I’ll get to spend some more time with our new family addition (oh, and with Laura too!).  Thursday we’re going to see “He’s Just Not That Into You”, and I’m looking forward to that!

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the fact that I only had my transplant four months ago…can you believe it?  Sometimes it feels like a lot of time has passed, and sometimes it seems like it was only last week.  I worry when I start dwelling on that, because I know that so much more time must pass before I’m considered cured (I think the norm, even with transplants is 5 years in remission–but I’m not positive about this), and I am aware of possible illnesses or reactions that can happen at anytime.  I don’t sit around and contemplate this much, but it does enter into my mind, and I’m constantly surprised by the small amount of time that has passed between the transplant and now.  I feel good right now, and it’s difficult to accept the fact that the doctors still don’t want me to be out and about yet, that I’m just at the beginning of the healing process really.

The best thing I can do is to continue to welcome each day, to go to all my appointments and follow all instructions, to visualize a long and happy future (with good health along the way), and to try and live as normal a life that I can at this time by hanging out with friends and family (in non-public places).  :)  Let me tell you, whenever I’m allowed out, there will be some sort of a big celebration!!!!

By the way, I’m sitting here watching the “Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” to take a break from all my crime shows, and this dog is one of the competitors…apparently they’re also known as monkey dogs because of their round faces.  Check out “Taser” (his owners’ son invented the taser!!!):  http://tasertheaffenpinscher.com/Information/taser.html .  How cute is he?!!!  Also, I think the Havanese is a very cute breed and apparently they don’t shed very much!  Hard to believe considering their coat:  http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/breedinformation/toy/havanese.html …adorable!!  To be truthful, there is really no dog I don’t like, even the Chinese Crested:  http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/breedinformation/toy/chincr.html .  :)  I’m also a big fan of pugs!!!  I’ve never had a small dog, but perhaps one day!

OK, I’ll stop bothering you with all that stuff…oh, wait!  OK, one more, I swear.  Check this one out…he reminds me of an Ewok…soo cute!  http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/breedinformation/toy/pekese.html .  Seriously, I’ll stop now.

Hope you are all doing well.  It sounds like we’re going to have more gorgeous weather here in VA tomorrow!  Enjoy it, everyone!



1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Feb

    I love pugs, too (in theory). Their faces are so frickin cute.

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