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My week in cancer-rehab…part two

Wednesday started with breakfast and coffee as usual.
The first lecture for me was ”Cancer and psychology”.
That was an amazing lesson for me. The psychologist was great and took her time to listen to what we said and answer our questions.
I learned a lot from that, got a lot of things right.
After the coffee break I had “Body and art”.
We listened to some music and then we had to draw on our paper with our eyes closed. When the music ended we looked at our art and then had to draw something from it.
Mine turned out as my thoughts the past year and a half.

My art

When we had lunch I was completely exhausted and drained.
I had been in contact with so many different emotions that I could sleep for the rest of the day if I had a chance.
But I had two appointments after lunch.
First with the physiotherapist that told me how to retrain my left arm, since I’m unable to move it properly after the operation.
She gave me the address for a physiotherapist I should look up when I got home.
Right after that I had a meeting with the psychologist.
I told her about the problems with my siblings and how hard my being ill was on my parents. She told me some things that I should talk to my parents about and to go see the psychologist when I got back home.

So I missed the lectures about “walk and talk” and ”Cancer and sex”
Turned out I didn’t missed much not hearing the ”sextalk”;) The teacher was horrible and could not answer any questions at all.
I took a break in my room and then we had dinner.
In the evening there was creative workshop. That was fun, I went and made a necklace for my Mum.
Then I went for coffee, called my parents and went to bed.

Thursday started as usual coffee and small talk, then off for lectures. My first one was
“ Cancer and healthy living”
I didn’t care much for the teacher. It turned out she usual works with people that are extremely overweight and the monolog she uses on them she gave us. Basically told us that if we ate oatmeal every morning and never touched alcohol we would never get cancer.
Nothing much useful there.
Then we had a cofferdam and our next lesson, “Activities and relaxation”.
It was a workout programme to music and we were tired when it was over. There was a couple of things I couldn’t do because of the pain in my arm and back so I skipped those.
After lunch I had an our of free time before my massage.
I spend it in my room reading an listening to music.
The massage was great, I’ve never had a massage before and this was a full body massage. It took 45 minutes and I felt great after it, totally relaxed.
Then I went to the workshop and made another necklace and a pair of earrings for me.
Then to my room and relaxed before dinner.
The evenings entertainment was a lecture called “God and belief”.
It was an actor turned priest turned philosopher that gave the lecture and he was amazing.
Talked about changes in life and how to find out who you are when you have a serious illness like cancer.
We laughed and laughed and it was so good to finally do that.
I took my coffee to my room and called home and then went to bed because I was completely exhausted.

The Castle

My view over the lake



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Jan. 19th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww!! So beautiful pictures!♥
I really like listen to you talking about your journey!^^
It really seems you have a lot of nice and interesting people to help you there and this is really great. Because I do feel that some of them really helped you!
And laugh is the better thing isn't it?

By the way... I like your painting oo

Edited at 2009-01-19 07:46 pm (UTC)
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
Aww sweetie I´m so happy you like post♥
I got a lot of help and advise so it was a good thing I went there.
And laughter is the best medicine they say;)
I´m happy you like the picture. All the silver lines underlines each of your names that have been here for me through everything.
♥I love you too Sweetie♥
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Jan. 19th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Massage,mmmmmmmm, wish I could afford it;)

All the silver lines in the painting underlines each of your names that have been here for me through everything.

I´m glad your like my posts my Dear Får.
♥hugs back♥
Jan. 19th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
You certainly had lot packed into your week. I'm so pleased you got some good out ot it and the massage sounds awesome.

"if we ate oatmeal every morning and never touched alcohol we would never get cancer" I can't believe she said that, what a load of rubbish, I've never heard of a direct link to cancer from alcohol before. A lot of the people I know that have had cancer never, ever drank alcohol.

*hugs you tight*
Jan. 19th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
I´m still exhausted, it was a hard week;)

She was plain stupid!!
A lot of people drink a lot of alcohol and never gets cancer and vice versa.
I think she was a complete ignorant to cancer....like some people that told me once that because I´m overweight and don`t have any children it was mainly my own fault that I got cancer....
luckily I only had to ba around her an hour and a half.

♥hugs you back♥
Jan. 19th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
"because I´m overweight and don`t have any children it was mainly my own fault that I got cancer...." I can't believe anyone could think that was right, how stupid are some people, geez.

My BFF's sister who I told you about, is a tiny skinny thing and has a daughter, that is a load of rubbish.

I hope you take no notice of that hun *hugs you tight*
Jan. 20th, 2009 09:01 am (UTC)
I don`t cause I know this is not my fault, I did not do anything to get cancer..
Some people are just stupid and ignorant I guess.

♥Hugs and kisses♥
Jan. 19th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I loved your painting. :)

Your view is absolutely breath taking!
Jan. 19th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you;)

The surroundings was so beautiful and I loved the short walks I had there.
Jan. 19th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
It looks like such a beautiful serene place.
Jan. 19th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
It is, the perfect place for rehabilitation.
Jan. 21st, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
The wondrous, magical powers of oatmeal... why have I never heard that one before *rolls eyes*
It sounds like an interesting week.
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
She was soooo stupid I could have laughed, if it wasn`t for the people that actually believed her....
It was a great, and very hard week.♥
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