What would you call this: five weeks away from cooking and cleaning; away from packing lunches and helping with homework; away from all the hum drum duties of running a household. A vacation? Yeah, that’s how I see it. Yesterday I started my radiation therapy. Since the nearest hospital which offers this treatment is more than 300 kilometers away, I was “forced” to leave my small town and move to the city for five weeks (with Shawn!). Whatever shall I do with myself for the next five weeks without my loveable kiddies and furry critter? (I will still see them on the weekends). Here’s what I was thinking:
-Take up yoga (I have my first private session tonight)
-Go to the movies
-Dine out at nice restaurants
-Visit a spa
-Hang out at Chapters
-Shop for some new workout clothes at lululemon
-Walk/run in Bowring park
-Visit “The Rooms” Museum
-Go to the flea market
-Take in a dinner theatre
That should pretty much take care of the first week. Any ideas to add?
Tip: If your cancer treatments take you to new cities and towns, why not treat it like a vacation? If your medical appointments are nearby, you can still plan an outing, such as going to a favourite restaurant or seeing a show. Give yourself something to look forward to.