Sunday, December 20, 2009

5th Anniversary…’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer… It’s even harder to believe that the doctors didn’t think I would make it this long… Yet here I am. 

I will admit that it hasn’t been easy… and I’m not feeling nearly as good as I was 2 years ago...or even last year for that matter… But last year took a lot out of me, and since starting back on the hormone blockade last December, the side effects of treatment have been worse than any previous time.  The last couple of months have been the worst in the 5 years, but I refuse to let that get me down.  It’s Christmas time and I’m going to enjoy it!!

I’ve always enjoyed Christmas...and this year is not any different. I have had to cut back on some things as the energy just isn’t there to get everything done...but I’m still having a LOT of fun getting ready for the holidays… I just need to steel a few extra naps to keep going… So what’s more important, sleep or a little extra baking, decorating or cleaning… SLEEP!!!  This year I have also had some help from an unexpected source… It seems that my son, Brett, has decided he wants to learn the basics of making some of the treats I’ve made by myself for years.  So this year he has helped me make chocolates and caramel… it’s been a HUGE HELP as it’s a long tiring process… He picked it up quickly and has done an amazing job.  Hopefully the tradition will carry on for years to come.

Well, it’s only 5 sleeps away now… so it’s time to start the last minute shopping list… just food shopping… the gifts are bought, wrapped and hidden… hopefully not so well that I can’t find them LOL

Ahhh, Christmas… I LOVE IT!!!

Until next time....

Posted by John on 12/20 at 08:33 AM
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