The pain I've been experiencing lately is making me ponder. Do you think the pain involved in healing a wound is the same as that of receiving the wound? I've been having pain all over my radiation area. Shooting pains, just like when the radiation began. Friday at my appointment, I asked my medical oncologist (the … Continue reading Pain of healing = pain of wounding?
This weekend, I feel broken. When I think on the last year, I know I am broken. I am not who I was last August. My upcoming mammogram tomorrow along with the reminders of this season are all making me reflect on this past year. What I feel now is brokenness. When I look in … Continue reading Broken
When people ask, "How are you doing?" my answer is "Better and better!" Every single day I feel a bit better. What a contrast to three months ago when the last chemo was hitting me so hard. Or a month ago when I was having a seroma aspirated for the second time during my radiation … Continue reading Better and better
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
Although I expected to see the surgeon and get results tomorrow, the pathology report came today - with good news! The nodes are clear and the margins around the tumor area have all normal tissue. And the surgeon says I'm healing well from the surgery. I'm so grateful for the good news. I'm sure that … Continue reading Clear nodes and margins – yay!
The first of the good news is that I had my last chemo of this round and am feeling better this morning. I had a power surge at 5:30 AM and couldn't sleep, so I finally got up. It's unpredictable as to how each chemo affects me, other than every evening after the chemo I … Continue reading Seeing docs & last chemo of this round