A momentous day!

July 21, 2017 Friday

Today was an interesting day, all day long. I got to take Zoë to her drama and dance class knowing that I would get to see her in a performance at the end of class later. I went back home and spent some time pulling weeds in the front garden. I guess it was hotter than I expected because I got really, really hot and tired. But I did get most of the weeds up and out. Now I just need to put some pine straw down tomorrow morning and it’ll be done!!  I rested a while then took a shower since I was so sweaty. After more rest, we all went to see Zoë dance!!  It was a half hour little show and Zoë, and the other kids, did great. The teacher told us all about what they learned this week and then the kids danced to two songs.  I think Zoë did a great job keeping up with the steps and all and I could tell she really enjoyed it. I was very proud of her.

We then went home, had some lunch, and got ready for swim lessons. Zoë has been taking lessons and her teacher told me a couple weeks ago that Zoë can swim but she was afraid to. Today, she decided this was the day to swim and she just took off swimming underwater and everything.  Of course,  I took lots of video and I expect I will be watching that a good bit in the next few months!! We all had a good time at the pool except for my sinking spell when I was first in the kiddie pool. It lasted less than two minutes but it was horrible. I felt like I was going to just sink down into nothing. I sat down in that shallow water and it soon passed. I don’t know if it had to do with being overheated earlier or what but I did not like it at all. I do expect there will be more moments like that in my future.

I felt tired the rest of the time at the pool and even after we got home, I’ve just been worn out. It’s like a bone deep tired. I don’t think I’ll be as active tomorrow and that’s probably a good thing. I did use sunscreen today at the pool, 55 SPF!!  I am behaving, but I think I will start wearing my bright aqua hat in the pool from now on. Maybe a tee shirt also. I feel like my face got burned even with the sunscreen.

I think I will sleep well tonight!

Author: melaniesjourneythroughcancer

I am a retired teacher who was recently diagnosed with triple negative ductal breast cancer. I decided to write this blog to record the actions and emotions that occur as I make this journey through the cancer experience.

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