Can you believe that I’m sick again? I just had a cold three weeks ago and now I have another one. I honestly think that my immune system is down because of all the stress that I’m dealing with. There is also something going around. It seems like every single one of my friends has been sick this month at some point. I would have taken a sick day, but I had a big project to work on. I am the only graphics person at my job. While that provides some job security, if I’m not there, no one can do my job for me.
The news about my father is not what anyone had hoped for. His treatment did not work. The cancer is still there. He will have to have his entire bladder removed. But there is a silver lining, if you could call it that. The cancer is contained in his bladder; it hasn’t spread to any other organs and it hasn’t invaded the wall of the bladder. So, hopefully when the bladder goes bye-bye, all the cancer will go bye-bye too. It’s a difficult surgery with a long recovery period, but from what I’ve read and what my father has told me, after he recovers, his life will be back to normal and he’ll be able to do everything that he could before.
He doesn’t know when the surgery will be. I’m assuming in February or even the beginning of March. If I were him, I’d want to schedule it right away. Fortunately, my parents happen to live about 45 minutes from Johns Hopkins which has one of the best urology departments in the country.
I’ve been on Jason’s ass to go to the doctor for a physical and I’d like to stress how important that is for everyone. My father found out about his cancer during a routine physical. He had displayed NO SYMPTOMS. Who knows how much it would have advanced before any symptoms would have presented themselves. Ignorance is not bliss. It’s a pain in the ass, especially when you feel like you’re a healthy person, but going to the doctor for routine checkups is very important.
*steps off soap box*
We did go to the gym last night and while it made me feel a bit better mentally, it didn’t do much for me physically at all. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and basically felt like ass the entire time. (Don’t worry, I wiped it down well). Fortunately, this is an easy week in my half marathon training plan. I’m only supposed to do two 4-milers and one 3-miler. I did one of the fours on Tuesday and hopefully I’ll feel better and be able to at least get in the other four this weekend.
I had Alison’s favorite for breakfast – spicy oats. This is only the second or third time that I’ve tried this and I’m always impressed. Unlike 99% of the food blog world, I’m not that big of an oatmeal fan. I eat it on occasion, but I never wake up craving oatmeal. But spicy oats are really like an egg sandwich, which I do wake up craving, with oats instead of bread. I used a package of some sort of TJ’s instant oatmeal and put scrambled eggs, laughing cow cheese and Franks on it all. Yum.