Well, today has been both good and bad. We have our family here visiting for Labor Day so that is good and bad because my pain is still pretty tough. I went to the Chiropractor today and so that helped quite a bit, but I am afraid that I have gone backwards a bit more than normal and so my attitude about my body hasn't been very good today. I know that I don't have to look very far to see many people who have it way worse than I do but... some days the focus is on everyone else that can do so much more. I know that it is more apparent when we have company because I am usually the one that is slowing everyone down, or I can't participate.
I was talking to my chiropractor and ask him if he ever gets discouraged with my progress or lack of it? His response was just a good reminder for me today. He said " Lynn, you have had more things happen to you in the past year and a half than most, and I am just amazed that you are still walking and talking". I know that is true, when I look back and realize that in just that period of time, I have had my gallbladder out, had pneumonia twice, mono for a year and a half, my dad passed away, breast cancer return, radiation treatments, Jeff had 3 stints put in his heart, lymphodemia and still neck and back pain. Maybe when you look at it that way, I don't feel I am doing quite as bad as I thought? It is just that when the pain reaches a certain point, that my attitude and hope seem to go with it. So tonight I will head to bed and remember these 2 quotes about attitude and try harder to work on mine.
Thanks for your continued support and encouragement to keep going and keep a positive attitude.
"The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your ATTITUDE!"
Dennis S. Brown
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."