|Yep, this looks like me.|
Some days when I feel like a million bucks it is as if I am back to my old self again. I crack jokes, smile at the world and jump up and down screaming, "I'm alive, you *&^% cancer cells so back off." Those are the good days that I embrace and cherish
When the bad days pop up I feel my eyes crossing and my ornery cantankerous personality surface with a vengeance and watch out to anyone in my path. I snap at poor Rob (he's learned to stay clear) or criticize my dear friends when all they want to do is help. It's as if I can't help myself. I am one gigantic bitch and I want everyone else to feel as miserable as I do.
And I hate it when I'm like that. That is not me--not the me I remember before cancer. Yes, I might have had my moments (don't we all?) but nothing, absolutely nothing like what I do now on a bad day.
Anything can trigger those mean son of bitches days--lack of sleep, sore bones, another mets sister dying--you name it the fury will rise out of nowhere and I am ready to knock anyone or anything to the moon and back.
How do I combat this need to slice and dice my good friends or my beloved husband? Meditation in the morning seems to improve my sour mood for a short time. Catching myself before I say something hurtful has proven to rid those ugly words on the tip of my tongue when I feel need to spew venom at anyone near me. Exercise can be two fold--either it's that winning sense --I'm on top of my game-- or a depressed --can't do what I used to do and I'm going to hurt someone today--feeling. My goal is to have at least a few good friends left and my loving husband by my side before I kick the bucket, but at times it feels like it might be a wash as everyone will begin to desert this foul mouthed cancer riddled woman before she can make amends. Let's hope this won't be the case.
Enough! Tomorrow will be what it will be and if I can stay on top of the pain and the mood swings I might be pleasant enough to either make peace with those loyal friends or at least apologize
in advance for this cranky old hibernating bear.
Love to all (must be a good day for me).
Thanks for reading #545 of 7777.