I just got my labs back last week and I’m in very good health. So good I gained four pounds. Not happy about that but I feel more of my old tastes returning. I had stopped liking probiotics this whole year in remission. From yogurt to kimchee of which I both loved previously. I’ve had kimchee cravings all week and that will be hard to return to because it makes a body smell like garlic a lot! But it’s so yummy and good for you. I like yogurt but I wish it weren’t so mass produced. I wish there were small manufacturers all over producing locally. I understand the lure of selling to billions of people but at what cost to our health and the health of our animal livestock?

I will have to switch from ice cream back to yogurt. Gotta see the good in cancer and that for me was not gaining a lot of weight. I was also lucky that I did not lose a lot either. I maintained. I was so blessed in that regard. My 55 year old metabolism just won’t be able to keep up with the calories in ice cream so I’ll have to cut back and do ices and yogurt and the occasional ice cream.

If you’ve read my previous post I had concerns the pain in my shoulder might be early onset lymphedema. Well. It’s not! It’s likely bursitis or tendonitis. You have no idea how happy I am to get that diagnosis. So far it’s winding down but I’ll keep an eye on it and go see a specialist if I have to. If you know anyone struggling with pain please have some Mercy and Compassion. Try to be empathetic. I’m able to manage it with simple Tylenol and or not using the shoulder until it’s healed. I can imagine how disabling persistent pain can be now, but I can’t imagine how hard it must be to endure without some kind of pain medicine, acupuncture or other therapy.

I may have gotten the shoulder injury from walking the dogs or repetitive stress at work, or both. As far as I’m concerned it is a sign of good health and athleticism. I am a true athlete. Not great mind you. Just good. Next year I’m definitely going to do some snow showing and cross-country skiing. More about T-Rex Moon in the next post.

 

love,

 

~Ruth~

 

 

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