Happy Almost New Year

I haven’t posted a blog entry in over a month and I have to do this before midnight Pacific Daylight Savings Time. A lot has happened in last while and I know I’m not reacting well to it as it puts mortality in the realm of reality. Set scale back

I get two weeks off for Christmas break so I do a lot of shopping, cooking, eating and lots of sitting around. I made my turkey for our family on the 25th and tomorrow will do the ham. We’ve had all kinds of traditional treats, too: chocolates, tarts (mincemeat and butter), shortbread, tiny gingerbread cookies, nuts (some visit, too), smoked salmon, crackers, cheeses, sausage, etc. and most of these are on the coffee table. Sigh, I’m not very good at walking past food that’s right there to eat, so I eat it. My diet is out the window!

But the hardest part has been dealing with the news we got three weeks ago. My oldest daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has now had a lumpectomy and looks forward to radiation (I’m joking) when we get all the pathology results. Then two weeks ago today, I was diagnosed with stage 2 uterine cancer. It’s a common one in women of my age (that’s really not a fair label, and I’m tired of hearing it, but it is so true). I will need a hysterectomy and then I will be completely cured. Sigh. We were not expecting crap like this. But we are a strong family and have amazing friends and relatives. My youngest daughter has been so there for me/us and Norm is our backbone and servant.

Lets-make-a-beautiful-world.-Happy-New-YearSo, we are learning how to live normal lives with chaos and to accept the love, help and prayers of those around us. This will be a great way to end 2015 and 2016 will be a year full of positives and good things. I think I’ll even follow the eat healthyish diet. More on that next year!

Thanks for listening.  ;D  Diane

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on December 31, 2015.

4 Responses to “Happy Almost New Year”

  1. From: 1fatgirlshrinking Keep positive thought and I will do the same for you. I enjoy your posts a lot. I am doing OK but like you holidays are hard for me too. I am just doing one day at a time and trying not to beat myself up for not loosing as fast as I should. I guess I am the tortis!! Happy new year diane Scott, Nanaimo Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:33 PM To: j-dscott@telus.net Subject: [New post] Happy Almost New Year

    1fatgirlshrinking – Diane Kirby posted: “I haven’t posted a blog entry in over a month and I have to do this before midnight Pacific Daylight Savings Time. A lot has happened in last while and I know I’m not reacting well to it as it puts mortality in the realm of reality. I get two weeks off “

  2. Diane! I am so sorry to hear this news. Lets kick the crap outta cancer. I am here for you.
    Lots of love Diane

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