Let it be

About two weeks ago I jotted down 10 things to accomplish.  Well, I still have those 10 things to do.   As my readers know, I am finding it difficult to post.  (I’ll be better- just watch!)

For no explanation, other than, I am beat.  I’d like to say I am sleeping like crazy, because that is when the healing goes into overdrive.  But, nope.  I’m having a difficult time accomplishing sleep.  I have tried taking some Tylenol PM to encourage it.  That does not seem to work either.

I feel as if I have caught a case of the do-nothings.  I am working hard at simply letting it be.  Finding a sunny spot in the backyard, like Dyno the ornery cat, makes it a tad easier.


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I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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24 Responses to Let it be

  1. gwendolyn says:

    have you been to the doctor to check on this? nothing in your routine has changed – which would explain this? how many hours are you sleeping daily? hope you are able to get back to accomplishing things like you would like! do you need iron?

    • kimmywink says:

      The accumulation of sleepless nights does a doozie on me. I’ve been getting about 6 when I feel great on 10. Today I was craving a hamburger which could mean low iron. Next week is my big three-six day and my scans…that, I believe, is playing a major role here.
      Thank you for being concerned Gwendolyn!

      • gwendolyn says:

        definitely concerned and also just read your post about your birthday plans! hope you both have lots of fun and no i’m not some freak, but will end this note by writing “love”, g”
        happy birthday early!

  2. gwendolyn says:

    or vitamin d3?

  3. gwendolyn says:

    last comment – the sunny spot will hopefully help too!

  4. Diane Fink says:

    I think the way you feel is understandable, I’m sure you want to accomplish the “to do list”.
    Don’t be hard on yourself, sleep and rest are necessary. I see that with my Sister, some days she could sleep all day, others I want some of her energy. She does however have trouble sleeping at night, sleep aids help, she uses Dr. prescribed. My husband & I had dinner with Ray & Tina Friday night, had a blast! Grab as much sunlight as possible, LOVE YA.

    • kimmywink says:

      I’m jealous that you got to visit with Ray and Tina. I hear they might be headed our way soon…I’m trying to not get too excited.
      I’ve noticed I would never talk to a friend that way I talk to myself. Sad, huh? I don’t think I’m the only human guilty of this though. I wish that meant that it was okay.

  5. Melanie says:

    I haven’t even brushed my teeth yet today! And I am headed to the couch.

  6. Cathy Graves says:

    There is too much pressure in our culture to always be doing “something.” I think doing “nothing” can be WAY MORE important & insightful. My thought is if it’s what your body and brain are asking for, go with it and enjoy thoroughly.
    p.s. Your backyard looks so lovely & inviting…Dyna is a smart kitty. 🙂

  7. Cathy Graves says:

    whoops…DynO. 🙂

  8. Gail says:

    I am curious as to how much sleep is too much. Like you I am suffering from real fatigue. I want to challenge myself to do something about it, but I’m too tired! Let’s hope that it is true that sleeping time is healing time!

    • kimmywink says:

      I have been told, if you demand more energy from the body it will learn to generate it.
      Because of this I very infrequently skip my daily walk. But, somedays it is one of the things I do; others it is the one thing I do.
      For you, I hope your fatigue is simply a sign that your body IS healing.

      Take good care, Gail.

      • Gail says:

        Ok, I’m looking for inspiration/challenge. How far/long do you walk each day? I have been trying to generate enthusiasm and failing.

      • kimmywink says:

        I’ll send you an email next week on this subject. My reply might get a little too wordy for comment.
        You’ll hear from me soon!

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