The Indispensable Man

Musings of how to live life, remaining positive and mindful in spite of metastatic breast cancer … More The Indispensable Man

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Online entry, a post race high and a glass of Pinot has a whole lot to answer for!

Last year, my local triathlon club race came around and, I was too chemo poorly to get myself to the finish line and cheer friends over the finish line. This year I did it. I did it! A standard distance triathlon. It took me 3 hours 15 minutes and 34 seconds, nothing to write home about, placing me securely on the last page of results, but I wasn’t last. It won’t be the last. I was guilty of thinking in darker, lonelier moments that this part of my life was over. That I would come out of last year too old, too menopausal, too broken, would appear I was quite wrong. … More Online entry, a post race high and a glass of Pinot has a whole lot to answer for!

I’m not depressed. No, really, I’m not!

Thing is that is why I have chosen not to take them. I am rather embracing feeling closer to healthy again. I want to live as me, and be vibrant and happy and If that means that I will be here a shorter time, but with happy boys who want my company and even hang on the odd friend, then that is what I choose. I am very much choosing life.

……and no, I’m not depressed, just having a bit of a cry. … More I’m not depressed. No, really, I’m not!