So my radiation treatments have exhausted me. I spend hours at a time watching tv. I am now addicted to this series “Once Upon A Time”. It really appeals to my sense of fantasy.
One main characters is Henry, the son of the Savior. The costumes are wonderful and the sets fascinating. As I watch Henry grow from a boy into a young man, I realize this is a great name for a rescue puppy to grow into a brave dog. I’m not sure of my rationalization here, remember I am exhausted (and am craving puppy breath).
Yep, I am donating my hair to Children With Hair Loss. An amazing organization providing real hair wigs to children at no cost.
Clean braided hair is grouped with other braids of like color. It takes many donations to make one wig for a deserving child. My hair grows lightning fast so I am now motivated to take good care of it and become a regular donor.
I love my new haircut. Paula, my friend and hairdresser, cut my hair at no charge to be part of the donation.
I have a lot to be thankful for and my new look reminds me to stay positive and enjoy my good fortune.
May’s yoga pose is Warrior II as shown here by Bailey.
Monty suggests combining this pose with tree pose.
Moving into tree pose from Warrior II. Here Bailey’s right leg is back he will step his right leg forward into mountain pose and take a couple of deep breaths there. Shifting your weight into your left foot bring your right foot into your left thigh toes down. Bring your hands to prayer, gaze soft and breathe deep.
Return to mountain pose and bring your left foot back into Warrior II for several breaths. Step your left foot forward into mountain pose for a couple of deep breaths. Shift weight to right foot and bring left foot to thigh toes down. Bring hands to prayer.
Return to mountain pose and deep breathing to allow your body to enjoy your practice.
Mammograms are described as a noninvasive medical test. I think the word noninvasive needs to be re-evaluated. Having your breasts squished several times while you are instructed to stand still and hold your breath is invasive.
X-ray images today are digital files and the radiologist can easily compare past mammograms with a recent test.
Mammograms are an important tool in detecting cancer early. Early detection of cancer may help you avoid aggressive treatments like surgery or chemotherapy.
Avoiding tests like mammograms and colonoscopies and ignoring symptoms is foolish. This is how I lost my husband. (I am not experiencing any symptoms, just medical test avoidance syndrome.)
My friend Sandy and other friends are helping me deal with just moving on and getting all my health obligations back in line. Thanks to them I have picked out a new doctor, had a physical, an eye exam, a mammogram, have scheduled a dental appointment and some much needed physical therapy, and last but not least, Sandy has offered to take me to my colonoscopy!
I do need to go back for more tests after my recent mammogram. Wish me luck!
Please don’t delay these simple tests, I am feeling pretty liberated now that I am getting over my reluctance of medical stuff.
Thank you Sandy and all my friends who are being patient with my avoidance of anything medical right now. (I thought I was going to be happy if I never saw the inside of another medical building.) I appreciate your sticking with me!
Domo Restaurant has been a Denver favorite for authentic Japanese cuisine for decades.
It is also the home of the Aikido Nippon Kan which is the largest Aikido school in the area Also contained in this vast building and grounds are traditional Japanese gardens and a museum of Japanese antiques and crafts.
Each meal starts with 7 family style side dishes.
Nabayaki Ramen is the dish I ordered. One of my favorites. Nabayaki is either ramen or udon noodles simmered with meats and other surprises. The Domo Nabayaki is served with pork, kamabako, egg, tempura shrimp and vegetables.
Hatsumago sake was my treat. They also have other sake selections and tea selctions.