If you know me, you know I enjoy looking for insights from dreams. But I've been on a kind of dream hiatus, having few memorable dreams in the last several months. That has fit right in with this pandemic limbo time, which I started pretty early. Last fall, in fact, I was starting to withdraw, … Continue reading How a dream gave me insight into a new doctor
All of us have been through some kind of wounding situation that put us on a healing path. It might have been a badly sprained ankle, a deep cut that required lots of stitches, surgery of some sort, a heart attack, the death of a friend or loved one, a divorce, cancer, a lost friendship, … Continue reading Why does healing take SO LONG?
Why am I still in a funk? I got the results from my mammogram and ultrasound on Monday, and my surgeon evaluated them yesterday. There is no evidence of cancer. That's good news, right?? You'd think I'd be all happy and celebrating. Even the "mostly" part isn't that much of a glitch. That part is that … Continue reading (Mostly) Good News
It's April, the month that Chaucer celebrated and Eliot bemoaned. I'm in Chaucer's camp this particular April because this is the month in which I complete radiation and thus my breast cancer treatments. Though I will be having the seroma (fluid sac) at my node-removal site aspirated (drained) this week because it keeps swelling more … Continue reading A quick update
A nosebleed this morning welcomed me to my day. Just one of the many chemo side effects I've experienced on this breast cancer healing journey. My last chemo is scheduled for Thursday, and though I do not look forward to this last round of side effects, I do look forward to no more chemo. The … Continue reading The End of the Litany of Chemo Side Effects Draws Near