Friday, March 13, 2009

Another "inspirational talk" to a church group...many have told me that I have a very powerful message, am hoping and looking forward to continuing to share it....just wanting to figure out how to get my message out!

Ran six miles yesterday......time 54 minutes, not quite as fast as I used to do for a training run (about 5 min. slow), is it because I'm fighting cancer and going through chemo or is it just because I'm old? I guess we will see once I'm colmpletely finished with all of my the end the last 3/4 of a mile I started feeling that "runners high" that some of you probably have felt's that feeling that you have a second wind, was actually able to charge up the last two hills....this was awsome, I haven't felt this for a long time. Getting stronger while having chemo and fighting cancer....I think I am...that is good, just getting stronger to run the cancer into the ground!

And what a difference a day makes, had a "fill"again today to continue stretching the skin....took a valium, percocet, and vicadin to try to manage the finally let up after about 1 1/2 hours....I think this is just about as painful as the post surgery! Oh well, again, if this is the worst, I can handle it.

Finally the weekend is sounding promising...if you haven't got that exercise in you have your last chances tomorrow for this know this annoying pain is not going to stop me....just have to work around it. and be thankful you're able to do "something" because there are many out there who can't!


  1. Laura, I hate to tell you that it's the cancer, the chemo, AND old age! My Dr. keeps telling me that I'm not 21 any more! I finally got a good walk in-went to see all the water at the swamp. Cyst behind my right knee is killing me-you know all about those! My knees are shot, too. Your cousin is going in for a good physical. Keep me going. Maybe you need to get an agent and go into the motivational speaker business! I've heard a lot of them that probably aren't as good as you are! S

  2. I don't know if it's genetic, pain killers don't work well on me, take a long time to take hold, and wear off quickly. I'm glad you can get relief. Pain can really wear you down; it's best to get it before it gets real bad because it's easier to control it than to try to stop it when it gets really bad. (pain expert) S