Canada AM came to my house!
Just finished up with Canada AM… I think it went pretty well! One of those days though where it seems like I couldn’t answer a question properly… Man did I feel off my game today! The folks did a super rad interview though, and Ryan McMahon popped by for some B Roll of us singing his new song “Wake Up”, (which I am suuper stoked for, wicked melodies, stay tuned ladies and gents!).
The filming at work really made me miss the kids though! Now just adding some finishing touches to my speach for the Evening to Inspire event tomorrow (http://www.eveningtoinspire.com/ … Check it out!). Pretty excited, I feel so legit! Like I said before, life has become a bit of a gongshow. It’s a lot of fun, but stressful! Good stress though, and I still can’t believe that this is techincally my job right now.
Seriously though man, my arm, I’m not even kidding you, is going to drive me nuuuts. How we take for granted the “little” things until something changes. I mean, not even being able to lift my arm past shoulder height = BEYOND frustrating. Not to mention the fact you can’t even sleep on it properly. I’m one of those annoying people too who push themselves and blah blah, so when something stops me it drives me loco. Ask my physio :P. But yes, seems I’ve got damage going on from the later effects of radiation (scar tissue, limited mobility, problems with lymph drainage)… Ay caramba! That’s one thing about cancer that still gets me… Once you think it’s kicked you down until you can’t hit any lower, it proves you wrong and brings you down some more.
It’s so frustrating that you might kick cancer in the butt, but then have to face all the other side effects that come with the package. Still though, I’m here, and plan on being here for plenty more time, so any side effects that come my way, bring it on baby!
Also want to give a HUGE shout out to my super awesome support network. I’m feelin’ cheesy today. My parental unit, there is no way I would’ve made it through this without you. My family, you guys have been MORE than amazing. My friends, you guys are the best of the best (legit, my friends rock my socks). Best friend (aka sub sister) and boyfriend, you two are my rocks. My cancer dudes and chicks, I’m blessed to have you come in my life. My cancer families, oncologists, nurses, childlife, all staff, you guys truly have become second family. Also everyone who’s come into my life through music (Cath, Susan, Ryan, Deb, Garth…), thank you for reminding me what my passion is, and for being such amazing people (and for picking such an awesome cause). Basically, I have an endless ammount of people to thank, and I am SO so so lucky. I will never take for granted all the great people I have around me (if I ever forget to mention you, I’m so so sorry, chemo brain’ll getcha!). Also, the friends I’ve lost along the way, not a day goes by when I don’t think about them. They truly are my role models, and I just keep reminding myself of how amazing they are whenever I have a bummer moment. They’re the reason why I’m doing this.
Told ya I was feeling cheesy! (Seriously, now I’ve got a MAD craving for brie. And pepper jelly. Holy foodgasm. Am I allowed to say that online?).
But yes, I’m feeling all inspired today, I’m liken’ it! I’ve been kinda in the dumps lately, but I think I’m finally getting out. Even wrote another song recently… Yay!
Off to finish packing for the weekend and go check on psycho puppy
Ciao for now,
PS- Finally got Microsoft Word (and various Microsoft upgrades) to my laptop… Huzzah, I’m a bit too stoked! You know you’re a nerd when.