Monday, April 5, 2010

I appreciate YOU!

I cannot express enough to everyone, the appreciation I have for you. So many of you left such nice comments with loads of support for me. It helped me more than any of you will ever know. I got personal emails and I got message on Facebook. I saved all of them and referred to them whenever I was having a hard time. It's amazing how words from people I have never even met can touch my heart so much. You all were a HUGE part of my recovery and helped me make it through a lot of days. Thank you SO MUCH!!!

I have graduated from my 28-day intense treatment program. Hallelujah! I have transitioned into a three day per week, 1.5 hours per day program. I feel very excited about the next phase of my treatment. I learned so much in the last month, about myself and about my disease. I am very blessed that I was able to attend this great program, at this time. The teachers/therapists were awesome! The other people that were in the group - we all grew so close to each other. Graduation was emotional for most of us. Some of them I will be seeing in the morning program so that will be nice. If any of you have questions regarding specifics about the kind of program I was in and where it was, please feel free to send me a private email and I am more than willing to share the information with you.

I am back on the schedule at REI, beginning Saturday. I am SO looking forward to going back to work. I miss the people there - we are are like a little family.

My nieces that live in Rocklin were visiting my Mom over the weekend so I picked them up on Saturday afternoon and took them out for a hike. Alexa is 18 and Alena is 17. They are my oldest brother's girls. He is 6'6" tall and his wife is 5'11". This makes for some very tall kids!

Alexa, Me, Alena
Alexa, Alena

This was nice to see, the day before Easter.
Saturday night, after going to church, Sara came over and we decorated eggs - 18 of them! It was fun. Neither of us could remember the last time we decorated eggs together.

Sara, Sterling, and Loren came over on Easter and I made egg salad sandwiches for everyone. (I have a feeling I'm going to be eating those for a few more days.) Then we all went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D. I am pretty sure I've never seen a 3D movie in a theater. It was pretty cool! I was so happy to spend the day with my little family. They are so special to me. ;)

Today was the first time in 28 days that I didn't have to wake up by an alarm clock. I slept until almost 11:00! It was nice to just keep rolling over and going back to sleep. Keith had the day off so we picked up Bella and took the dogs to Sunol for a nice hike, after the rain stopped. I forgot my camera so these were taken with my phone. First time I've forgotten my camera, I couldn't believe it.





Thanks again for reading, caring and showing your support.
"MED2010" Accountability:
04/01 - 2 mile walk, "24SET" class at the gym
04/02 - "24SET" class at the gym
04/03 - 3.5 mile hike
04/04 - 1 mile walk (hey, it poured ALL DAY!)
04/05 - 3.5 mile hike
Until later.............

21 comments:

aron said...

you sound great - it makes me happy :) keep it up and congrats on your graduation!

Kristi said...

Congrats! So glad you're doing so much better. :)

And that rosary.....we put it there on our dog walk at Garin on Saturday....found it laying on the ground and draped it over the post.....we must've just crossed paths out there!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your graduation. Phase 1 complete. Forward progress. yippeeeeeee!!

Great pics too. :-)

Glenn Jones said...

Happy to hear that things are on track! Congratulations.

Those are a couple of tall girls. I hope their into athletics. Mom and Dad won't have to pay too much for college educations!

Katie A. said...

YOU sound great! Happy graduation, you've work so hard and it's good to hear the positiveness in your voice :)
Sending a big hug your way and hopes that we can meet up soon for a nice trail run together - I think I'm free sometime in May! LOL!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Congratulations! I am glad to hear that you are doing well and moving forward!

Irene said...

I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

funderson said...

no..thank YOU again and again for the single track pics camera or no camera. Lawsy...its good to know the trails are still out there somewhere. I'm still waiting for the big thaw.

Dave said...

this post great...it made my heart happy to know things are going well.

Marci said...

This post was wonderful to read! So glad you are doing well! Congratulations.. you are amazing and STRONG!!

René said...

Yay, congratulations! That's eggs-cellent! ...Sorry, couldn't resist ;-)

RBR said...

Congratulations! Your adventure has just begun. I am very proud of all the hard work you have done .I know it is not an easy road, but easier than the one you were on. :)

Looney said...

Oh, to be back home and running in Sunol towards Rose Peak!

Great job completing the program. Hope you keep it going.

vegannut said...

Glad you're doing well!
Your camera takes wonderful pics!!
Hugs

Judi said...

you sound like you are doing great. email me if you need anything. xo.

Ewa said...

It is wonderful you are doing so great. I loved reading your post. Right now I can't get enough of good news.
Looking forward to seeing more trail pictures. I am benched in from running for a while so keep on posting those pics.

Lily on the Road said...

Jo Lynn, I'm just catching up with everything and I have to say, I am so, SO proud of you!

*MUAH*

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trailturtle said...

WE appreciate YOU...for reminding us that we aren't perfect but we can be SO resilient. Back to trail running and tri's for you--hope to see you out there soon.
Ann