Gary and I have been talking lately about how to keep me healthy...I need to weave less and walk more (or ride) but I seem driven to go back to the same old, same old that I did before I got sick...Weaving and working too hard. Not getting out enough. Convincing myself that none of this cancer thing really happened. OK maybe not completely but I do have a great deal of denial. I called oncology the other day because I saw in the paper that someone here (I didn't know her) had died of pancreatic cancer early March. There is no support group for us because we don't last long enough. So I told the nurse to give out my name to anyone who wanted to talk. She told me that there were two more just diagnosed. Geez...It seems like a lot for such a small place. Four already died last year before I knew them and I'm friendly with 2 others and now 2 more newbies??
Anyway, it's spring and with all that renewal I am determined to take better care of this battered body of mine! I have applied to Social Security because I turn 62 in May and the guy called me up and told me I should apply for disability, too. So I'm working on that. It would help us a lot financially and I wouldn't have to work so hard. Because right now I get maybe 3 good days in and then I'm exhausted and spend the rest of the week reading books and watching TV. So I need to find a better balance. Meanwhile, went riding yesterday, brushed both horses, cut Duke's mane (what was left after he rubbed off most of it this past year), and took these pictures after we rode...proof that they should only breed horses dirt color.
Well, it's Saturday morning and I'm off to Mary Harding's Studio (http://www.maryhardingjewelry.etsy.com/) to glaze some buttons...then I'll come home and ride...