Last night we broke the news to the kids. I have awesome kids!!! I knew I needed to tell them the complete story, including using the word “cancer,” but I also knew I did not need to provide all the gory details – only as much as they ask for. I’d planned to tell them… Continue reading Telling the Kids
(I’m finally caught up to the present, so I’ll only type the date in if it’s a date other than the blog posting.) Today I had my general surgery pre-op appointments today. (I will have the plastic surgery pre-op next week.) There were three appointments. The first two were nearly identical: I sat at a… Continue reading Pre-Op
Sunday, June 5, 2016 The day I received my diagnosis, on May 2, I started to really think through how I was going to tell people about my cancer. I knew that I would not want to tell too many people before the story firmed up – it would be annoying to have to revise… Continue reading Key Word: CURABLE
Friday, June 3, 2016 Today, during my photo shoot, I left my phone outside in the sun, where it overheated and turned itself off. After the shoot was over and the photographer had left, my phone had cooled down, and I turned it on to discover that I’d missed THE phone call!! BFF had called… Continue reading I HAVE A DATE!!!
Friday, June 3, 2016 As you can imagine, all this cancer shit has been fairly overwhelming, and has taken a while to mentally process. I’m staying focused on my silver lining, and looking forward to having a perky pair at the end of all this. But since being big-busted has really been a part of… Continue reading Of Course, In My Family We Photograph Everything…
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Immediately after my introductory visit with Dr. FixIt, I met with his scheduler, who is my new BFF*. She is awesome. She gave me some info for my work leave of absence planning. We discussed my summer plans – we are planning on leaving for a vacation to London on August… Continue reading Firmly Establishing That I Am High Maintenance
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 We had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend at home, with one exception: Paige was sick. She had come down with a cold and scratchy throat. It was a good thing we were staying at home. Not surprisingly, on Monday night, my throat was starting to get sore as well. Assuming I… Continue reading Seriously!!??