Fight or Flight

Sunday, November 11, 2018

It's been a long 18 months---
March 2017- cracked pelvis
August 2017- direct hit by Hurricane Harvey
November 2017- lung cancer for me....massive heart attack for my husband

The last year, there's been surgery for me, pneumonia for both of us, chemo and radiation. I am currently fighting another pneumonia. We have had a tough time when at times neither of us could move or breathe well. Taking garbage out....getting mail was a challenge. With cancer treatment done, I need to commit to better health. Time to join in Spark Guy's 10 minute a day exercise. I want to walk the dog....return to line dancing.

10 minute a day exercise starts today!

November 11- walk dog 5 minutes, walk dog 3 minutes, 10 minutes cleaning (18) emoticon
November 12- walk dog 5 minutes, walking 15 minutes (20) emoticon
November 13- walk dog 5 minutes (5)
November 14- emoticon
November 15- walk 7 minutes, cleaning 10 minutes (17) emoticon
November 16- walk 10 minutes, walk 15 minutes, walk 5 minutes , walk 10 minutes (40) emoticon
November 17- heavy cleaning 30 minutes, walk 10 minutes , walk 5 (45) emoticon

The first week was a nice start. emoticon

November 18 emoticon
November 19 walk 5 minutes, cleaning 30 minutes (35) emoticon
November 20- walk 35 minutes (35) emoticon
November 21 - walk 5 minutes (5)
November 22 - cleaning 30, walk 15 minutes (45) emoticon
November 23- walk 10 minutes, cleaning 20 minutes (30) emoticon
November 24 - cleaning 45 minutes (45)

I hope to edit and update this blog for two weeks to get the habit started. emoticon

I'm doing well. I'm going to add another week.

November 25- walk 10 minutes, walk 15 minutes, clean 10 minutes (35) emoticon
November 26- line dance 30 minutes, walk 20 minutes (50) emoticon
November 27- walk 10 minutes (10) emoticon
November 28 - walk 10 minutes (10) emoticon
November 29 - cleaning 45 minutes (45) emoticon
November 30- line dance 45 minutes, walk 30 minutes (75) emoticon
December 1- walk 30 minutes (30)

I think I have a good 10 minutes a day exercise habit started! emoticon

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  • no profile photo CD22518161

    Oh my gosh, you and your husband have been THROUGH IT! I am praying that the worst is over, and now you can both journey toward optimal health. So sorry to hear this, I can't imagine having to deal with so much.
    825 days ago
    You are making progress - great job!
    844 days ago
  • ROCKPORT9 day at a time. emoticon
    844 days ago
    OMG, I didn't know you were going through so much!!! I'm so glad you're doing better. Take it a step at a time, a day at a time!!! God bless you and your husband!!!
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    845 days ago
    Actually there have been times of giving up and low spirit. It has been prayers, hugs, and support of family and friends pulling me through all this. Thanks so much. emoticon
    845 days ago
    Your spirit amazes me and really gives me inspiration. With such hard challenges you have remained in the game and are still moving forward. Take care! emoticon
    845 days ago
  • FLRED12
    It's been rough. but you have not given up. I have no doubt you will succeed!
    846 days ago
    I so appreciate your kindness and support. emoticon
    846 days ago
    I am so impressed with how you both have survived and are still kicking! You are inspiring me! Best wishes and loving hugs (virtual!),

    846 days ago
    Just thought of you before seeing your Blog. I am sorry that I have not been as attentive as I should have been. Traveling, medical problems, and more paperwork at home has kept me away from friends, and you are such a faithful one. It looks like you and Charlie are 'slowly' on the mend. Happy to hear that your are considering exercising again. Something that has been neglected in my world also, although I am trying to get at least a walk in, once a day. But, it is strength training that I should concentrate on, prior to my knee surgery, which has been postponed twice (a long story). Presently, it is scheduled for Jan. 10. It can not come soon enough, as walking has become very laborious and painful.
    I am wondering how your daughter and grandsons are doing. Mine are at opposite Coasts, so I cannot complain, considering how far away your loved ones are. (((Hugs)))
    846 days ago
    Thank you for your kind comments. emoticon
    846 days ago
    Good for you for not giving up! You've been through quite a lot but I love that you are committing to 10 minutes a day. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    One day at a time! I am updating my own streaks today!
    846 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    846 days ago
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  • PDTB58
    Wow what challenges you both have overcome. Good for you and I wish you the best
    846 days ago
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