Live From the Couch….Post Chemo #4
Instead of typing I figured I’d just chill on the couch and talk…..if you are so inclined to listen, here is a video. It somehow got to be 10 minutes? What in the world was I talking about? I did it right after chemo so I am afraid I was a little spacey (crazy drugs!) and chatty…(maybe the steroids)?
At one point I talk about benefits of Qigong and Jin Shin Jyutsu and I refer to all of my internal organs that have been worked on…I say liver twice, but I wanted to include heart. For some reason the chemotherapy medicine produces a lot of heat in my heart. So….it needs to be removed somehow….I choose the route of Chinese Medicine! I also say in the video that everyone should do it! I think I go so far as to say it should be a law!! What nerve! Of course, I know everyone has their own style and it is not for all, so I am not sure why I said that. To each their own!! I do not intend to sound self righteous or that I have the best and only solutions!
I am, however, starting a fund at Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF) that will provide scholarships for women and men with breast cancer undergoing chemo and radiation to partake in several modalities…yoga, qigong, acupuncture, therapy…more info on that coming soon. The $577 dollars raised by the Simply Mac ipad Touch Raffle (did you know it was their employee Beth that set that up???) is the start up money. I will kick into gear with more fundraising here soon. The winner was Tony Luchessi. Know him? He now has an ipad Touch. Thanks everyone for the donations through the raffle! Thanks also to generous donations from two local companies, Chicken Boots (amazing knitting accessories among other notions) and Macs in the Mist (Mac repair and service).
OK, with that said….here is that video.
And here is my cartoon panel….rated PG. And not really funny (well, maybe the drawings are….)
And here is my altar. I decided it needs to be in the kitchen instead of a secluded nook in my bedroom. The Kitchen is where I spend much of my time.
Today’s cancer healing plan…..I’m off to acupuncture with Phil and my last neulasta shot (white blood cell booster) at Marin Cancer Institute.
Today’s rest of life plan…..playing with my kids, maybe hangin’ with my sis, niece and nephew, and a short ride for Pedaling Each Day….I need a trailer and a tag along bike while I’m in Marin. Anyone in Marin know where I can find one used? I will check Craig’s List.