Kind of back to square one

My second post to October Squares challenge.

On Tuesday afternoon I finished my second last round of treatment for the follicular lymphoma a chronic blood condition that was diagnosed earlier this wonderful year. The post-treatment brain fog and listlessness usually only lasts for a few days but this time it hung around into the weekend, the energy that I had experienced last week was long gone.

On Saturday morning, I decided to take a bush walk down to the river on the farm’s western boundary. I often find that I can push myself through these bouts of listlessness and feel energised just to be outdoors.

The walk down was beautiful, lots of birds and wildflowers out after the rain and too early in the day for snakes. Sometimes we have to be cruel to be kind to our bodies and give ourselves a push out the door.

Author: mimfilip

Forager, fermenter, pickler, baker, gardener, walker, runner, hiker, traveller, photographer, instagramer, blogger, nature lover, bird watcher, teacher, learner, feminist, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, reader, taster, tester and dog lover.

10 thoughts on “Kind of back to square one”

  1. Great that you are able to get yourself out of the post treatment rut Mim. A walk among trees and wildflowers is so therapeutic and good for ones spirit, especially now it is Spring, the season for new beginnings. I have a friend with NHL and have been encouraging him along his treatment path. Will include you in our prayers for a full and fast recovery. 🙂


  2. oh this is lovely, and you are so right about going outside 🙂 so glad you feel better for doing so. And my apologies for my tardy reply, I do not get notifications if you link to home page (WP is a pain like that) and so only spotted this one and today’s by chance. So glad I didn’t miss them

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