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*Rescan in 1 week*

At some point during the last week this became less of a date on my calendar and more of something trying to demand my attention. Whether I allow it to have my attention is mostly up to me but there have been a few moments where the ‘what if’ has taken hold. I have children…

6/17/21 Fissure (n.) a pain in the…

Long overdue update! I worked out, I went camping, I was feeling slow but good and then a new pain started. A trip back to the colorectal doc revealed the culprit. A fissure. If you don’t know what a fissure is, count your lucky stars! Grip the wall, grit your teeth, let the tears fall,…

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…

Day 57 I think- slower than I’d like. (graphic talk)

Won’t lie. I assumed this part of the journey would fly by. Easy peasy. I will say one big switch has occurred… after a Saturday & Sunday off and then I go back in on a Monday I would move the sheet to show the doctors and they literally gasp in astonishment at how well…

Day 50 ~ getting better

Healing. Getting better. Improving. Small increments. Forward moving. Headed in the right direction. Finally, when I look backwards I can identify when it was ‘the worst’. This is powerful because I can clearly identify that this time period is in the past and behind me. This was around a week and half- two weeks ago.…

Day 40- final day of treatment

I made good use of my time today in the machine. I am grateful for this machine. I thanked it for saving my life. I touched the inside of it today for the first time. I thanked the rad therapists as well. Gave hugs. I so appreciate this part of my team. They have seen…

Day 39

This is the ceiling above the radiation machine. I’ve looked at this same ceiling every day for 6+ weeks. There’s some pretty light inlays for viewing pleasure, a laser to measure your body, a sprinkler system in case of fire, and a triangle shaped chip where paint is missing just next to the sprinkler head.…

Day # 🤷‍♀️

I’ve gone inward. This is hard. Last Friday was the last day of chemo and it should have felt as much a celebration as it sounded but it just wasn’t. I didn’t feel well. The weekend was exhausting. We ended up calling the doctors Sunday about pain and got something ‘extra’ til we could get…

Day # who cares! Chemo done.

That’s right. I’m pump free. Chemo is finished, forever! Thank you mitomycin and 5 FU for your service. Also, good bye week 5. You were rough and I’m happy you are done. Here’s to a weekend of rest then on to the final week of radiation then weeks of healing and follow up 😍

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