Monday, January 9, 2012

Back in the ring

The above title is an extension of the boxing reference I made in the previous post. I'm going to ride this theme til we're well beyond the hokey stage. Because it's a KNOCKOUT!

I just wanted to let you know that I am all sorted out and ready for another week of chemo. I'm feeling strong, calm, and I'm thinking positive thoughts. I don't care too much that I have to hit the hospital. It'll work out. Feel free to visit. I'll even buy you some clear broth. All I gotta do is dial a few numbers, and voila. It's like the Ritz Carlton.

In other news: I have a CT scan tomorrow. I'll know the results by Wed, and I'll post them here. Cross your fingers, toes, legs, eyes.

We had a great snowy weekend in Mazama. I loved racing down the hills. Sitting by the fires. Drinking beer and feasting with friends.

You know, I really LOVE being alive. More than most people, I daresay. (them's fightin' words, I know... but hey, more boxing references were needed. I promise the theme ends after "this round"!) Even if I have to spend the night in the hospital getting chemo, at least I can be in charge of deciding if I'm going to be grouchy and angry, or if I'm going to make it a good day.

And that's true of every day, mine or yours, isn't it.


  1. So do i Shelly. thanks for always putting it a good perspective

  2. I wouldn't want to be in the ring with you! :) Mazama looked fabulous from all the photos and that mountain air is bliss. Many good thoughts coming your way, Shelly!

  3. In the ring!!!! Yes!! Swing away, fighter. Was thinking about you all day.


  4. Positive and loving thoughts sent to you today, Shelly, as you receive your results! You are such a beautiful person with such an admirable perspective on life and happiness. You truly teach your friends and family so much through your writing. XO, Sarah B.

  5. brilliant, my dear! Seems a quote or two from our friend Muhammad Ali might be in order--here's a few prizes--"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
    AND "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." SO THERE YOU HAVE IT.