Happy New Year!
2011 started out sort of boring and bland for me, even with a new job.
Then it all hit the fan at the same time. Cancer, work, love life, all hit at once! Alas, I haven’t done any serious cycling since my surgery, so time to change that.
Glad to be cancer free, and I’ve managed to pay off all my medical bills! I wanted to buy a new bike last year, as my current bike is about ten years old and I’m a sucker for the latest in cycling technology (I’m a techno-phile in every part of my life). But cancer isn’t cheap, so… oh well. That is OK.I’m pretty unhappy about the whole timing of my medical issue with work. I have been on a cool project the past few months and I haven’t been performing at the level that I would like. It’s been a big adjustment and I know I’m really really really lucky with how my post-thyroidectomy has going, but it’s been difficult. It was very hard to focus for several weeks, and I got so very tired, very easily.
If you got here because you are researching post-thyroidectomy symptoms, please please please take at least a month off to heal. I went back after only two weeks and it was a horrible mistake. It took me longer to heal because I went back too soon and didn’t listen to my body.
OK Enough whining about that.
I think my cats got more Christmas presents than me. A sign of being a crazy cat lady is when your parents give up and start calling the cats their “Grandkitties” and give them tons of gifts while throwing a small gift card in your direction. And they also like to give the cats wet food and pet them and get angry when I call my boy cat stupid. He IS stupid! He has this vacant look in his eye, and constantly whines. He’s so freakin’ adorable but he’s a tubbachub and hides under the bed and runs away from me like I’m going to eat him.
I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions. I never seem to keep them and of course I need to lose 20lbs. I’d love to lose weight, but I also love food.
I have a lot of hopes for this year, but can you really do anything more than hope when it comes to life? I’ve lived long enough to know that there are parts you can (kind of) control, but the rest is up to … Fate? Destiny? Life?
Life has so many curveballs (who would have guessed I’d get Thyroid cancer!?). It’s bittersweet in so many ways. Now I’m just rambling.
I stopped truly planning long term for life, as it’s so erratic that all you can do is just try to enjoy the now and maintain balance for the future.
Enjoy the now, give people lots of hugs and go out and have fun.
Have a lovely 2012 and get on that bike! 🙂