April 24th is a kind of birthday for me. It's the day I completed breast cancer treatments. And fittingly, this year's local Relay for Life is on April 25th. So I'm looking at this year's Relay event as a "birthday" celebration of my third year as a cancer-free person. But I'm not only feeling celebration … Continue reading An Upcoming “Birth”day: Three Years After Cancer Treatments
Today was my visit with my medical oncologist and setting up the next round of chemo, which will start Thursday (the day that is, by the way, my sister's 50th birthday). He told me I could have chemo today, but I wasn't prepared for that. I want a couple more days to enjoy, plus I … Continue reading And the journey continues with Chemo Round #2
This morning I had a plate of grits with two pretty yellow sunny-side-up eggs on top. Typically that wouldn't be a big deal, but after a week of hardly any food's appealing to me, this feels like some kind of triumph. It's got me thinking about what "normal" is. Maybe there is no such thing. … Continue reading Normal?
Tomorrow I have an echo cardiogram to make sure my heart is okay for the chemotherapy treatments and a PET scan to see if the cancer is anywhere else. The PET scan procedure is a long process of waiting an hour or more for the radioactive injection to go throughout the body. I'll have to … Continue reading Cancer treatments and waiting