So here is a story that is tangentially related to cancer/lymphedema … In late December I fell and banged my elbow. Yes, my RIGHT elbow. It was bruised for a while but I really didn’t think about it too much. It did not even occur to me to mention it to my lymphedema therapist when… Continue reading Siri Knows Everything
I started this blog back in June primarily as a cathartic exercise, a place to articulate as best I can how I’m feeling about all of this cancer shit. You know, get it off my CHEST (ha ha haaa!). Writing is so helpful for working through things; the Scripps Clinic, where I’m receiving my treatment, even… Continue reading Why I Blog
As my fuzz halo becomes more defined – not quite yet a crew cut, but getting there – hat fatigue is setting in. I’ve become lazy and am grabbing only my most basic, comfortable, easiest-to-wear hats these days. I have not taken Yolanda out in weeks now. I no longer give a shit about covering… Continue reading In Praise of Buffs
As chemotherapy and its immediate aftermath (colds, eye styes, holidays…) have gradually faded into a bad memory, I have felt like a coiled spring. Last year at this time the Wilderness Basics Class had started, and I was excited and gung-ho to get out there with my new friends and classmates. A few months later… Continue reading Red Blood Cells are Awesome
On New Year’s Day, I’d been planning on posting a run-of-the-mill, optimistic, “Happy New Year!” posting. With all this talk of how much 2016 sucked, I figured it was called for. While 2016 was indeed a sucky year all around, for me and my new cancer friends, it was particularly sucky, and the arrival of 2017… Continue reading Ok, 2017, gimme what you got.
This morning I was thinking of what I might post today since I have not posted anything in a while. Not much cancer stuff has happened in the last several days; staying busy with holiday stuff instead. I thought I’d just post a quick update, along the lines of: No new hair growth yet, I… Continue reading Ok, really 2016?
Last week I treated myself to a shopping spree at the Village Hat Shop in Hillcrest. I decided I wanted to find myself some fancy hats for the holidays. Although I’ve had my final chemo infusion, I’m expecting to be bald for a while – based on what I’ve heard anecdotally, I’m guessing that my hair… Continue reading Hat Shopping
I have not posted in a while because it’s been fairly uneventful here in cancerville; yet pretty hectic in Santaville. Making my list and checking it twice. Usually at Christmastime I clean out the kids’ playroom (aka our family room) to make room for new toys, and to make it so that people can actually use the… Continue reading Achoo.
I came across a recent article in the NYT the other day that I read and thought about blogging about but initially decided not to. But then a breast cancer support Facebook group I’m in posted on this topic, with active commentary and strong opinions. So now I have thoughts, and when I have thoughts,… Continue reading I’m fine, thank you; and how are you?
Breaking news story! I definitely recommend taking this advice!! Now THIS is “real” news. http://www.theonion.com/article/cancer-researchers-dont-get-cancer-34599