5/19/21 (switching to date vs. # of days in treatment)

Healing healing healing. It was much slower than I was prepared for but it’s happening. Everyday I seem to have more energy and am able to do more. Weaned off morphine too which is great! Still resting/napping during the day and have Oxy but not for long I’m certain. Also, for the first time in weeks I felt hungry yesterday. Pretty big deal. I almost had to remind myself what hunger actually was. ‘Hey girl that means we should go find something to eat!’ Down 17# but I anticipate the scale going back up very soon, especially when I can put some muscle back on. Yeah that’s right I want to work out. ~badly~ I do small stuff that is approved and appropriate but I sometimes just have that wild hair and want to take off running. Soon girl, soon. Not much big to report this last week. I have kept busy, slept, cried out of sheer impatience, paced, and cleaned. Started doing some cooking too. No one said anything but I wonder if my family was pleasantly surprised that I’m back in the kitchen. 🤷‍♀️ The better I feel the more I think about how grateful I am. Grateful to feel better. Grateful to recover. Grateful for people. I also have started conversations again regarding HPV education and prevention. Not that I ever really stopped talking about it but it did get set on the back burner during treatment. But even during treatment and both hospital stays I made sure people knew 45,000 cases of HPV related cancers are PREVENTABLE! Y’all get ready to listen, learn, and repeat information. I’m talking! We have to start talking about this!

Only other bit of news I want to drop here tonight is that my rescans have been scheduled for mid July. So I expect a large celebration shortly after mid July ❤️ Good night tribe. Grateful.

Published by mhaensgen

Welcome to my tribe. I was diagnosed with anal cancer 2/23/21, then found out it was caused by HPV. This is the journey.

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