Friday, September 4, 2009


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."
Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

Matt and Cristina said...

Thanks for the reminder on attitude! You are truly amazing to be walking and talking still. I had card once that said, "If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it." Not always easy to do though...