After close to a thousand days being a cancer mom, I decided it was time to take care of myself.
Turns out tons of stress and a sour cream addiction is really bad for you. More specifically, my blood work shows vitamin D deficiency, high cholesterol and anemia.
I know, I know. No one to blame, but my ridiculous American diet eating self. Well, and, maybe some questionable genes.
Between friends, Jeff and my mom and step-dad, I have figured out a way to take breaks. Bless their hearts. Suppose now I should also get healthy.
The thirty-five-year-old version of me would have completely blown this off and gone to Taco Bell. But I like to think I now have bits of forty-year-old wisdom.
So I am crying into my quinoa, taking vitamins and replacing Oreos with blueberries.
My cancer parent friends, don’t be like me. Take breaks earlier in your child’s treatment. Even though you will feel the lie called parent guilt, DO IT ANYWAY. And, for crying out loud, get yourself something decent to eat.
If I temporarily black out and order a double cheeseburger, someone slap me.