That’s just fabulous.

April 2, 2009 erinmcgrathwo

Today has been fabulous. Fabulous in the sense, that never before the big HL (this is my new slang for the hodgkins lymphoma) would have I thought today was fabulous, or even really noteworthy.  But today, I attended 2 classes, 1 study group session, completed 1 negotiation, did 2 1/2 assignments, ate three REAL meals, basked in the sunlight of spring and patted a fabulous new fury friend (shout out to Peepers the greyhound). It’s been a good day. I’ve felt full of energy and optimism (despite my first final being only 27 days away). Also, finally after a month of spewing lymphatic fluid my biopsy site, looks like it wants to actually try and heal! These are my small victories.

I know there will be days ahead when I will not feel this good. But I think its important for me to appreciate these days where I teeter on the edge of feeling like a superwoman, and I chuckle and say “Hey body and stupid HL take that!” I recognize I cannot push my body further than it should go, but must treat my down cycles gingerly but when I am not feeling that low, I just want to go throughout the day fabulously and accomplish all those things on my to-do list that once seemed so perfunctory but now feel like  real achievement and I am proud of the fact I completed the list.  I am after all, if a daily bowel movement is now going to be noteworthy in my day, should not a full day of law school be too? Yes. And that’s just fabulous.

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  • 1. Dorathy  |  April 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I have always thought of you as fabulousness. Your fabulousness will sustain you, as it sustains those who love you. Rock on, fabulous, kind, sweet Erin.

  • 2. L-pants  |  April 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Peepers told me she loves ya! Shadow is jealous but told me she will share you with Peepers =)


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