cancer

Cutting It Close

Nothing like waiting until the very last minute. You know, my whole “I must write at least one post in a calendar month” thing. I have six hours and 16 minutes left in October so I need to write something stat! So let’s just play a little game I like to call Holy Random Stories…

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Same Chapter…

…Different Take This past Wednesday was just another routine oncology appointment. Into the exam room walked a very dapper White Russian. I’ve only ever seen him in his white coat, but the other day he sported a yellow v-neck sweater, a navy and white checked shirt and a yellow tie with stripes in various shades…

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The Next Chapter

I am staring at a new chapter of the cancer chronicles. It’s not a bad chapter, precisely, but it has me feeling a little uncomfortable. Or maybe restless. Or maybe I just don’t know what it is I’m feeling. Next week I see my oncologist for my last biannual appointment. That is a great thing.…

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Just Another Oncology Appointment

This coming Wednesday I’m going to see my wonderful oncologist, otherwise known as The White Russian, for my 6 month check up. I’m pretty sure I know how it will pan out. I’ll sit in the waiting room happily reading until the nurse calls my name. She and I will walk back to the nurse’s…

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I'm Still Around

My poor mother had to call me today because I haven’t been keeping up with my blog so she didn’t know what was going on with me. Sadder words have never been typed! So I’m going to give you a bit of random… * * * We had Chinese food the other day and check…

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SU2C

Todd and I watched Stand Up 2 Cancer last night and I found it emotionally draining. Cancer statistics are staggering. Mind blowing. Unreal. In the United States alone 1500 people die from the disease each day. One person each minute. And yet the means to end this insidious illness are within our grasp. For the…

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Hashimoto!! Gesundheit

Today was yet another doctor’s appointment. This time it was with my new endocrinologist. Well, fairly new. This was my second appointment with her. The reason I need an endocrinologist is because I have half a thyroid. When Todd and I had been married two years (I was 24) I saw the gynecologist for my…

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Just Hangin' Out

It’s Sunday afternoon and the family is at church. They went to the late service; stayed for a VBS meeting and will just end up staying for youth group. I don’t mind and am enjoying the solitude. I flipped open my bible to wherever it would go this morning and it took me to Nehemiah.…

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Surgery Went Swimmingly…

…and I didn’t say anything embarrassing on drugs or off. A first for me, I’m pretty sure. The trip to the hospital was a bit ominous in that we followed a hearse nearly all the way there. I didn’t say anything about it, but when we turned into the parking lot and the hearse went…

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Gypped

I know I was supposed to post pictures and tell you all about the trip to New York City, but that’s going to have to wait. Tomorrow is my surgery and I feel compelled to write what’s on my mind. Maybe I’ve just forgotten the emotions and anxiety before surgery – and I’ve had plenty…

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