Sunday, May 29, 2011

Social Dancing and Awards; Leukemia be Damned!

I feel a bit better after a 3 hour nap and we decide to drag our butts down to pick up my award and placement. I placed fourth overall and received a Gold ranking. While it was certainly not up to par with where I was when I last danced; it was far better than I had anticipated. Look out Portland Dance Festival!

Since I didn’t have to be up at the butt crack of morning the next day; we stayed out and social danced for a few hours. It was so great to dance with all of the familiar dancers’ that I didn’t care if I was wiped out for a few days following the event. I even danced in a Just Dance Country Two Step with Alphonso and a Country Two Step Jack and Jill, on Sunday morning. By the end of the day, it was all I could do to not fall asleep standing up; or burst into tears.

I had pretty much figured that it was going to be a rough weekend, but I guess I didn’t count on the emotional side, as well as the physical side, of being there. I was completely drained and could hardly wait to go home. I wondered just how many days it would take to recover. It totally sucks when there is a tradeoff for having fun and doing what you love. Welcome to my new world; a world in which I have chronic myelogenous leukemia and I cannot do one darn thing about it.

On the upside; we found an “In-N-Out” on the way home. Things are looking up again!


  1. All things will begin to look "up again" as long as you keep on dancing, even when the dance is only in your imagination! Thank God - for dreams... XOXO Julia

  2. Thank you my sweet friend!

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