Monthly Archives: June 2018

Radiation Planning – Take 1

June 13, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist today. I will be doing the daily radiation treatments at another facility other than the hospital downtown. This is something of a relief – traffic will be a little … Continue reading

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The Enormity of It All

Some days the enormity of it all weighs heavier than others. This week has been a dead-man’s carry kind of week. It’s heavy and it’s not moving and there’s nothing to ease the burden of carrying it except getting to … Continue reading

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4 Weeks Post-Op

Today, I am 4 weeks post-op and it’s Herceptin day. I get to see the oncologist this time. Since starting Herceptin on its own, I only get to see her every other infusion appointment. This week, I will also meet with the genetic counselor.  Continue reading

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Cancer Survivor

I saw a Facebook post earlier declaring today as Cancer Survivor’s Day. It made me stop and think. What does that even mean?  Am I a survivor?  Does it count if I’m still going through treatment? Do I need to feel like I’ve survived something before I can call myself a survivor? Continue reading

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They Never Ask for the Backstory

Cancer. Cancer’s what I’d be doing next. It didn’t wait til the end of the calendar year. It didn’t care that I hadn’t joined a gym yet. It made sure that I was too tired to do anything on those weekends that I was home between trips. In fact, cancer prefers me to be overweight.  Continue reading

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3 Weeks Post-Op

Friday, June 1, 2018
I am 3 weeks post-op and 6 weeks post-chemo today.  Continue reading

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2 Weeks Post-Op

Chemo brain is seen by the people who actually study it as a brain injury. One of the main aspects of this injury is brain fatigue. This is one of the things that sets my memory issues apart from those that are happening because I’m “getting to that age.” Continue reading

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10 Day Post-Op Appointment

Monday, May 21, 2018 I had my 10 day post-op appointment today. I was looking forward to getting the drain removed. One of the things I like about this surgeon is that she’s not only a great surgeon and doctor, … Continue reading

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1 Week Post-Op

May 18, 2018 I had surgery a week ago today. My friend went back home 2 days ago. I was sad and nervous when she left. Luckily, I have some great church friends from Houston that stopped by to visit … Continue reading

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Time to Party Like it’s 1999?

I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day
The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere
Tryin’ to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care

Say say two thousand zero zero party over, oops, out of time
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s nineteen ninety-nine Continue reading

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