Gotta keep on keepin' on.......

Cancer again...that's 3 times in 2 years. This time it’s not breast cancer, but a new one called squamous cell carcinoma. New cancer, same old fighting spirit! My blog is still named for one of many songs that kept me going the first time around. Driving home from an upsetting appointment, I turned on the radio just as this line from Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner was playing: "I've got to keep on keepin' on" I did just that. And I'll do it again.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Get Over It Day

March 9th is Get Over It Day. Last year, I posted about my own Get Over It Day. Back then, I was having a very rough time with my radiation treatment. I was a basket case and after doing so well with chemo and surgery I was surprised at (and very disappointed in) myself. I couldn't stop crying, every day before and after treatment. I'd complain about how hard treatment was for me, but I wouldn't do anything to solve my problems. People like that drive me crazy, and I had become one of them!

What I didn't mention in last year's post was that on March 9th, 2007, I happened to flip on the radio on the way home from radiation, and over my sobs I heard the DJs banter about that day being "National Get Over It Day". I actually stopped crying and listened up. It wasn't the only thing that got me back on track, but it was the final push I needed to move on.

Thanks to Get Over It Day, I came up with my own ways to cope with radiation. I did, indeed, Get Over It! And I know everyone around me was happy about that.

March 9th is coming up, and once again there are things I just need to get over. I need to get over jumping all over the kids when they do something naughty. I need to get over it and not let a messy house upset me so much. And I need to stop feeling sorry for myself when my arm hurts or I'm tired or things just don't go my way. I need a daily reminder to get over it all!

What do you need to get over? And how do you plan to do it? The spirit of Get Over It Day can come in many ways. Maybe you'll call up a friend you've been feuding with, and talk it out. Or maybe you'll stop drowning your sorrows in that Half-Caff Venti Cinnamon Dolce Latte and do something about it!

Whatever it is that you need to get over, I wish you success! And now that I think about it, maybe you should celebrate with that Half-Caff Venti Cinnamon Dolce Latte! I know I will!


  • At 3/7/08, 4:51 PM, Blogger Jenster said…

    Get Over It Day!! I LOVE it!!!

    I need to get over the fact that I'm so overweight and stop blaming all of it on my different treatments. While there may be some validity to that, I have to take responsibility and just GET OVER IT!

  • At 3/9/08, 6:17 PM, Blogger Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said…

    Well I love Get Over It Day!! Which is today!!! What do I need to get over? Hating winter! What do I plan to do about it? Stop thinking about it -- stop looking out the window -- LOL!!! Think of all the wonderful things I love about spring which is one of my favourite seasons.

    I too found radition the worst of all the things I did with breast cancer -- it just floored me. But I did it. We did it!! Hooray for us!!!

    Now if I just had one of those half caff cinnamon dolce lattes!!! Ummmmm!!! I could definitely get that -- never mind get over it!! Let's go get one together!

    And thanks again for your wonderful, sweet words the other day. Reading you -- listening to you helped me get over the hump of what next!!! :) xo

  • At 3/10/08, 5:13 PM, Blogger bella said…

    I had not heard of Get Over it Day.
    and yet it happens to be right where I am right now. How perfect.
    I love a personal pity party as much as the next girl, but then there comes a time when it just takes more energy than I've got. And its time to turn on the music, dance, and let it all be.
    Thank-you for this.

  • At 3/13/08, 1:14 PM, Blogger Jayne said…

    Well, Get Over It Day coincides with my diagnosis day. That's a lot to get over, eh?

    But I'll have to mull over what that means for me. Thanks for making me aware of the connection.

  • At 3/13/08, 7:56 PM, Blogger Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said…

    That is too priceless...

    I will have to remember to celebrate that more often...

    and boy could I use a dose of it now!!!!

    I look forward to visiting you more often...

    Blessings my new friend

  • At 3/14/08, 8:37 PM, Blogger Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said…

    I so love it..

    this is one day I will celebrate from now on out....

    and I'll make my family....

    also, thank you for your words of encouragement... I am reading about your journey... wow...


  • At 3/16/08, 8:04 PM, Blogger lahdeedah said…

    I l-o-v-e this. Like Jen, I need to get over the 20 pounds I put on after chemo/radiation. And I'm actually doing it! My man and I went on a 21-day detox, which is essentially vegetables, fruit, fish, grass-fed chicken and beef, and a few other delicious (aka plain and unexciting) things. It's pretty dang hard, but I've lost five pounds and I feel a ton better. I also was out of town all last week in Phoenix, and I managed to stay on the path with one small side trip: a big cup of coffee with cream. Hey, a girl needs a little caffeine sometimes to help her get over it :)




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