Favorite Quote

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
-Randy Pausch

Friday, August 29, 2008

Going, Going, GONE!

Remember the ridiculous chia pet commercials?  Well, my furry kinda looks like a chia pet in this pic.  What he has on his back, ladies and gents, is a tray of wheatgrass!  I buy wheatgrass about once every five days, and drink at least two ounces a day.  It's not necessarily the best tasting stuff in the world BUT I feel it's necessary to help keep me in remission and stay healthy!  It has this little sweet taste to it, which makes me shudder.  I started drinking wheatgrass daily about two months ago.  Up to that point I only drank wheatgrass once every now and then.  I feel that wheatgrass will help keep me in remission now that I am off the 'riods.  You can check out the benefits of wheatgrass here, here, and here.  I'll have a "Wheatgrass 101" blog entry coming soon!

Yes, that's right, I'm now COMPLETELY OFF the prednisone.  I took my last steroid pill on Tuesday, and have been suffering from withdrawal symptoms since Wednesday evening.  It started with a pretty bad headache on Wednesday night which led to me not being able to sleep due to the severity of the headache.  On Thursday morning my headache was accompanied by nausea and fatigue. Today I have a faint headache, but the nausea and fatigue are gone.  I rode easy today, only for about 25 minutes, which isn't very much, but enough to keep me somewhat sane.  I have to keep riding to stay mentally, spiritually, and physically strong.  If, for some reason, I get sick again I'm going to keep riding, even if it's on the damn trainer.

It's going to be an interesting next couple of weeks as in the past I have always relapsed 3-6 weeks after coming off the 'roids.  Not this time though.  I'm stress free, my hubby will be home soon, I'm the strongest I've been since being diagnosed, I'm eating very well, I'm with my fam, and drinking at least 2 ounces of wheatgrass daily.  Oh, and I'm starting my Xango drink on Sunday too!  I feel confident that I won't relapse, but only time will tell.  

I'll keep y'all updated, but until then, enjoy this ridiculous commercial!


Anonymous said...

OK, so I'm watching this horrible show right now about alcoholics; it's quite entertaining, but sad. Anyway... my point is this: some people don't appreciate what they have, and others are given many obstacles that they "don't" know how to overcome and find a way... and others just give up.
Have you ever seen the movie "SAW"... well, if you haven't, see it. If you have, then you understand what I'm talking about. Enjoy what you have, even though there are hick-ups a long the way. In any event, the key is to savor every moment you have in this life. Every moment, every breath.

Emma, this is the time. You got it going on, and you're healthier than ever before. There will be no relapse this time around, for all the reasons you stated. Good job Sis!

OMG... so theres this alcoholic on the show, her name is Christina... she is contemplating going to Alcoholics Anonymous, and she was given a choice: a choice to drink and perhaps kill her self along the way; or the choice of living.

Like the same, we all have the choice to either lag on our hick-ups in life, meaning, we feel sorry for ourselves. Or, we can think positive and stick to the decision of being positive, and we'll never fail. That even means to set the goals to make sure we enjoy every moment in our lives.

Anyhow, it's time for me to go night night. I have a date with destiny; tomorrow is the beginning of a new month. God Bless you Sissy. I love you.

Emma said...

Ling Ling?


Can't be...

You're all grown up...

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU BABY GIRL!!! I am still praying, remember DIOS QUIERE MUCHO A SUS HIJOS...Love, Grammy

Emma said...

Thank you Grammy GIRL! I LOVE YOU TOO!

Sister said...

I'm just glad that you are still doing well. Love you