Day 210: Break a Legwarmer… a commitment to tomorrow

Day 210: Break a Legwarmer… a commitment to tomorrow…

leg-warmers-on-9th-and-ElmSo… tonight I broke out the nail polish… a gunmetal grey color called “Break a Legwarmer.”  If you are a guy, you probably won’t have a clue and if you are a gal, you may not either unless you have gone under general anesthesia.  Seems that those serious anesthetist that are charged with breathing for you while they take your body to brink of death ceasing your ability to do so for yourself positively demand to Continue reading

Day 51-53: Cancer math madness…

Day 51-53: Cancer math madness…

Well… This has been a tough one to write.  I’m parsing through all the data and many emotions.
Many of you know that I saw the oncologist Thursday and things have been quiet since then… I am learning “cancer math.”  Cancer math reminds me of my marketing classes while I was pursuing masters of business.  My classmate Britt and I kept getting stuck on how certain numbers were derived, in class one day in total frustration, I decided that there were horses and unicorns and that marketing math was filled with unicorns made from assumptions based on some level of experience but truly they are assumptions and not tangible reality.  We will refer to cancer math as “kitten unicorn cancer math.”

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Day 49: Getting my hairs set….

Day 49: Getting my hairs set….

I remember great gran going to get her hair “set” – gonna try that today.  I simply have not figured out a way to stay safely dry while washing my hair here at home.  Not to mention the whole hands above the head thing.  Hmm…. Pretty much everyone has offered to help, but honestly, the salon chair seems the safest bet.  Shoot… might even put on some make-up…  the photo is of course my anticipated after… LOL

Strange dream last night – for those of you who are into dream interpretation.  I dreamt Continue reading

Day 37: The not so secret – but a kinda secret club….

Day 37: The not so secret – but a kinda secret club….

There is a club of sorts, for those of us with cancer.  Once word gets out that you are a member you will be amazed by the number of people who know the secret handshake and have experiences to share.  I am ever so thankful for these fellow warriors.  Because truly, the doctors leave you guessing most the time.  In fact it feels like you are on a never ending roller coaster of surprises.

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Day 33: Late post – packing boxes

Day 33: Late post – packing boxes

Prepping for this medical journey keeps one busy and distracted.  I feel fortunate that I have good medical insurance, although truthfully even with the decent deductible and good plan, the anticipated expense is mind numbing.  Thus, I also feel fortunate that we have a second house we can sell and better prepare ourselves for the coming expenses this next year – year and a half.  But prepping a house to sell was not something we were planning to do a few weeks ago, so we are feeling rushed and unorganized in the process.  Especially since we are planning to sell the home ourselves.
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Day 23: Evaluating options

Day 23: Evaluating options

Had a friend stop in the office yesterday to share their Cancer story and remind me to research options and opinions when it comes to treatment. He has a very compelling story and long story short, he gave me his oncologists cell phone number and I am seeing him at 3 today.

This Cancer process is interesting because it is both abysmally slow and wicked fast. Slow in the data getting to you and fast in the appointments and tests and feeling like you have time to analyze the data as it makes it way to you.

Along the way I have had reminders to seek second opinions – but radiology and pathology and data driven, thankfully, so not much opinion in those disciplines. But now we are talking treatment and goodness…, how that does vary and doctors all have different thoughts. Gyno/General says just take out ‪#‎killerleftboob‬, surgeon says may as well take ‪#‎hawtrightboob‬ too… And the guy today? Story is he prefers no surgery unless we can’t get rid of it through other methods. I’ll find out for sure what his story is this afternoon.

This will “probably” be decision weekend. Or, to put it another way, *If* no more tests are ordered, *then* it’s decision time, *else* go through more tests and evaluate more data

I see the surgeon again tomorrow.

I feel so popular… All these people wanting to see me.

‪#‎strongerthancancer‬ ‪#‎embracingtheadventure‬ #killerleftboob #hawtrightboob ‪#‎breastcancer‬

Day 2: Medical team is moving fast…

Day 2: Medical team is moving fast…

Gotta hand it to the medical team, surgeons office just called to schedule me… Um… ok… who are you again and what are we scheduling? Consult… next Friday. Remove just ol’lefty the suicidal one or take his relatively healthy good looking sister on the right at the same time? Good question. But… biopsies have not even happened yet. Sure… I am fine. Can I get a new set with laser beams or something? I mean that would be pretty cool right? And you can’t just do one… because in about 10 years that will look ridiculous.

‪#‎strongerthancancer‬ ‪#‎embracingtheadventure‬ ‪#‎killerleftboob‬ #‎hawtrightboob‬ ‪#‎breastcancer‬