Tuesday, October 11, 2011

April 2012!

HBO says the second season of "Game of Thrones" will premier in April of 2012.  That's not so far away.  Must try to stay healthy so I can enjoy it.  I get most of my information from a site called Winter-Is-Coming.  They do keep me up to date. :)

I started re-watching the first season of "Game of Thrones," since I'm not exactly at my most mobile at the moment. The final scene of the first episode still makes me gasp despite having read the books and having seen the episode at least twice before.  I think HBO is fantastic for giving us the tools to re-watch any program at any time, via HBO GO.

As for my mobility, the pain in my thigh has lessened considerably, and I find that getting up from a sit is no longer the groan-out-loud experience it has been.  Seriously, it took me minutes to get up the COURAGE to try to get up from a sit, it hurt so badly.  Our thigh muscles are pretty important; more important than I ever gave them credit for at least.  Because until this, I never gave them a thought.  Sorry, thigh muscles... you guys rock!

It's amazing how much cancer makes you learn things.  I know so much more about the physiology of my own body than I ever dreamed I'd learn.  Or really cared to learn, actually.  But, frankly, it's all very fascinating.  Makes you wonder how the hell we've survived all this time as a species when so much can go wrong with our very complicated systems.  I mean just eating; getting the nutrition right (which many of us fall short being successful) is insanely complicated, and we've made it much more difficult with all the stupid processing we've done to make food less nutritious, but supposedly more palatable.  To that I say HORSE HOCKEY!

Take grains, for instance.  Have you had a good serving of Quinoa pilaf lately?  I'll guess not.  Whole grain Quinoa, Millet, Barley, Wheat Berries:  all delicious in their natural states, and packed full of nutrition.  Cook them correctly, and they are satisfyingly toothsome, adding great texture, flavor and goodness to any plate.

Today is my last dose of Xeloda for this round, and after I take my breakfast foursome, I get a week off from the pills.  And food is starting to look good again. :)

Be happy, everyone.  Hug someone or something you love today.  Don't forget!

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