Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
SPIN: 60 min. / AVE HR=156 / MAX HR 168
From start to finish, today was one of those hectic days. I did make it to spin class(1 minute late). Mary restarted the entire class of 25 people -so I wouldn't miss anything. It was a great workout! Alot of challenging hills with pickups in the middle. One hill lasted 17 min then we visualized passing other riders to the top. I don't think I passed too many other people ,I barely made it over the hill.
Back home in Ohio , my father-in-law will be starting brain radiation. My hubby is flying out to be there when he comes home from the hospital on Thurs.
Posted by IronWaddler at 10:39 PM
Monday, October 16, 2006
RUN:30min : TREADMILL
Today, I am back to work. I love working at a cancer care center but with the challenges in my life right now it's tough. My first patient this morning was 46 and due to get her first radiation treatment to her lung. We just got the report on her ct of the brain and it has spread. We changed course. Today we started treating her brain. How in a few minutes your life can change. I realize the importance of every moment and the legacy we leave behind. Looking to the future -I know also the importance of taking the challenges ahead in my family one day at a time.
I was late to the gym so I missed the BOSU class. I ran on the treadmill for 30 min. My body felt like it had never run before. I also did a little upper body at the weight machines. I felt alot better when I got back home.
Posted by IronWaddler at 10:06 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2006
The weekend went from bad to worse to ?worser. My father-n-law has very very advanced and wide spread lung cancer. I flew to Ohio yesterday and was the families point person to talk to doctors. By the afternoon -I had talked to them all(neurologist, pulmonologist, and oncologist). It was time to sit down with dad. I was the spokesperson. Options were limited. There is no cure. We will procede with radiation to the brain for local control. Chemotherapy would decrease quality of life and not gain much time. We are looking into hopsice for the future and are going to take one day at a time. Life is so precious. Grab every minute and hang on.
Posted by IronWaddler at 11:06 PM