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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is here. Time seems to flying fast. November has been an amazing month for me. I saw Dr. Anderson where I am scheduled for my CT scan on December first. He trusts my opinion about my health and believes me when I tell him I am ready for the next leg of my journey.

Although, I made the decision to stop focusing on exercise. Because one, I cannot do it because of my throat issues. Breathing is a necessary thing when it comes to moving. Doesn’t mean I am sitting around being lazy and slothing away. It just means I’m waiting until I get my resectioning surgery and then I am going to move my body with glee. I still have my eating well goals. After all, I am a diabetic and I want my A1C levels to be in the near perfect range of 5.6 again. That means watching the carbs, all carbs and making sure I’m not over stuffing myself. It will be hard since the holiday season is upon me. Eating is everywhere. Food is being shoved towards me from every angle. I will be strong.

On a happy note, this weekend while I am resting I will be reading. My favorite past time. I have two great books I cannot wait to dive into. Book 1: Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. I love, love the movie. I own it. I watched it several times a year. I have been wanting to read the actual book this movie came from. It appeared on the giveaway table and so I now have it in my possession. I’m going to get lost in her memoir. Book 2: Map of Bones by James Rollins. I recently read Black Order by him and fell in love with the way he writes and how he does his research. It is obvious he puts a lot of research into what he writes. It’s a novel. I’ve been neglecting my novel reading since I have been sick. I’ve been spending my time reading non-fiction. I am aiming to change the balance. I want to read just as many novels as I do non-fiction. Have a healthy balance, if that is possible.

This year, I have so much to be thankful for. First, I am thankful that my health is continuingly being stable. No more disasters. Not very many trips to the ER. And the best part, I am trach free. Although, my throat is still giving me issues. I can say that I am stronger and more determined to do what is necessary to get a healthier life for myself. Second, I am still and forever thankful for my team of supporters. That includes some changes when it comes to my caregivers. I finally have a caregiver who is awesome and determined. I like her a lot. She is a no nonsense gal and I have a lot of respect for her. My nephew, although he isn’t being paid still helps me when he can. He is young and doesn’t want to be a caregiver so he is pursuing other goals. He loves me enough to help me and spend some quality time with me. That means a lot to me. He will be off to radio school for the army reserves medic program. I’m proud of him. Thirdly, I am thankful that I still have my Nicholas. He is still the best fur buddy that I have had. He makes me laugh. He snuggles with me. And he even talks to me or talks for me when I am not able to. He is asleep right next to me while I am typing this.

Although, many things are not perfect. I can with confidence say that my life is a lot better. I am grateful that God has given me so many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving!

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