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Why I’m Behind on My Patient Advocacy Projects

Today is a relatively typical day.  I’ve been up for 2.5 hours.  I haven’t tackled any major projects yet. Why?

6:50–7:20 AM
Wake up a few minutes before the alarm, take anti-reflux pill, check email, get up, step on scale, be bummed (again) about my post-cancer-treatment weight gain, resolve to spend at least 30 minutes on the treadmill this afternoon, brush cats

7:20-8:20 AM
Get dressed, help with family breakfast, help son get ready for school, help hubby with shopping list, eat breakfast (had to wait an hour after taking anti-reflux pill), log food intake in LoseIt! (only 360 calories for breakfast–yay!), take cancer pills, check Twitter, pet cats

8:20-8:45 AM
Load dishwasher, have several writing ideas flood into my head while washing big pots, clean up mess I made on the counter while distracted by writing ideas, realize my chemobrain has forgotten all writing ideas, play with cats

8:45-9:20 AM
Check Facebook while drinking milk/coffee, look at pile of urgent family paperwork, decide I should start on a lung cancer advocacy article, go see what cat is playing with, write blog post instead (with feline oversight)

But the day is young, the cats are now napping, and coffee is kicking in.  I still have hope I shall actually accomplish something today.

Oh, look, the hummingbird feeder is empty …


8 thoughts on “Why I’m Behind on My Patient Advocacy Projects

  1. Hmm, if you can get those kitties some kind of toys that help them do self play, you may have a chance! Also, are you drinking hi-octane coffee (read: caffeinated)? I don’t know if that’ allowed on your regime.


  2. Ohhhh…I can so relate!…I work from a remote office in my home….since dx…my concentration level is somewhere between zoning out to Steely Dan and barely getting it done…..and the post cancer treatment weight gain…yep.


  3. I can so relate. If I don’t write it down I forget all the ideas I have for blog posts. And then I forget where the list is. I am sitting here when I should be making a few phone calls or walking the dog.


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