Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Feeling better

Well, it's now my official "week off" and I guess I am feeling better and stronger than I was last week... it's very easy to lose perspective about these things. I thought I felt fine then, but I d feel better now !!!! I do get "winded" and short of breath relatively easily, but if I slow down, then I'm fine..... I think we will have to do something about my low hemoglobin (anemia) fairly soon though as it has been an issue for awhile. I don't really want a blood transfusion, but I am getting used to the idea!

I'm keeping a fairly low profile, doing lots of resting, and reading, a few social outings (Yippeeeee), bit of shopping, stuff most of the world can fit into a day but I kind of spread out over several !!!

One bit of "non-news" is that I will continue having treatments in Winnipeg for the next several weeks.... there have been some delays in getting things organized to have my cancer care here in Saskatchewan..... so that is also what I will be focusing on.... the travel back and forth.....

At any rate, we are all doing fine, Brian is adjusting to Regina, Craig & Michelle to living on their own/University life...and to living on Kraft dinner...... and Gord to his new job (which he really likes). For the moment, all is calm !!!


Anonymous said...

Hope your "week off" can improve your blood count and energy a little. You must get tired of feeling crappy, but your treatment is giving positive results and we are all behind you and sending good thoughts Joanne - keep on truckin'girl!
P & G

Anonymous said...

Hi auntie Joannne,

I'm really glad to hear that you're feeling ok. I hope that your week off will be a great week off and that you willget better soon.
love Heather

apprentice said...

Glad to hear from you.
Hope the travelling isn't too tiring.

Anonymous said...

I hope each day finds you feeling stronger than the one before. I guess the travel back and forth to Winnipeg is a bit of a nuisance but (on the bright side) it gives you more chances to visit with the Winnipeg Schweitzers. Hang in there and thanks for the regular updates!
Love, N & L, Calgary

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanne, I am so glad to hear that you are feeling a bit stronger. I think that most of us should live life at a slower pace, but we forget far too quickly how precious each moment is!!!
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you everyday. Keep on shoppin cause that has to be good for the soul.
Love, Loretta

Anonymous said...

Hi Auntie Joanne:

Thinking of you. Can't wait to see you at Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Hello Joanne, Thinking about you and our family often and sending prayers and postitive energy. I will try calling you again in Winnipeg. You are an incredible woman and thank you for the updates. See you soon. Claire