Saturday, March 18, 2006

Pollyanna is Back!

Thanks to everyone for supporting me when I was stressing yesterday. I'm feeling better and more optimistic about things today - my Pollyanna worldview is back. I've decided to assume that it is regular old iron deficiency anemia until told otherwise. I am hoping that the numbers were dropping just because I've been so sick and haven't been able to eat well. My stomach is settled enough to tolerate a multivitamin, so I'm taking those, plus focusing on iron rich foods - those that I can eat right now. After the surgery, I'll be able to get a lot more of those in.

There is no sense in worrying about something that I can't control. If it turns out to be more than I think, then I will deal with it.

Again, thanks for listening. I apologize for being a drama queen - but I will admit that when I'm stressed I talk. And talk and talk. (Poor Eric!) Fortunately, I have wonderful friends and family who are willing to listen. Surprisingly, I've found this blog therapeutic too - just getting it out, whether it is read or not works. I've never been one of those people who write in a journal, so I'm surprised that I like this. Anyway, it helps.

As for running? A very nice run with Emily, Rick and Janghae today. Nice easy pace, great conversation. About 53 minutes. And once again, a really great time at coffee! Tomorrow is Pt. Defiance Park, Five Mile Drive. I love the park - old growth forest, with glimpses of the Sound. My friend Barb swears that there is more oxygen in the air when you are deep in the park. I don't know if it's true, but it is beautiful and restores the soul. I'm really looking forward to that!


olga said...

Blog IS therapeutic. And your low iron can also be due to you been vegetarian - Gail struggles with it as well. She was told to start eating tune (not that she did).

nancytoby said...

Sounds like som great running! I like that extra oxygen thought - I need to run there!

Keep up the attention on that iron - it's pretty hard to run well when your blood can't carry enough oxygen, eh??

robtherunner said...

Welcome back Pollyanna.

angie's pink fuzzy said...


Oh, I love Point Defiance. Johnny and I stayed just up the street from it for about a month, eight or nine years ago. (On Pearl Street, I belive.)