I am officially halfway through my radiation treatments! It really sucks, but I'm halfway there. I am just trying to focus on the finish line at this point. But the real thing I am celebrating today, through all of the awfulness of everything, my writing streak has hit 300 days! Woot! Have a good rest… Continue reading Short Wednesday Update: Halfway thru Radiation and 300 Day Streak!
I started radiation on Tuesday. The doctor came in to warn me that with my chronic illness, the fatigue would probably set in immediately. Most people it takes about a week. I was not happy with this information, but figured that since I deal with fatigue all the time, whatever. Around 4:00, the fatigue hit… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #33: First Week of Radiation and Fatigue
I found out on Tuesday that I will not be needing chemo. My onco score was literally one point below where we would need to begin discussing it. But if I were 6 months older, the score would be smack dab in the middle of the no-need-zone, so it is off the table. YAY!!! Radiation… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #31: Results and Writing
Yep. That's it. No chemo for me! I am so happy and relieved. Just radiation and meds. And here's a happy little picture of my dog watching a bird out front.
I went in for my first appointment with my oncologist. She was really nice. I would hate to have her job. I seriously appreciate the fact that she and other people do her job, but I don't envy her at all. I don't know how she does it either. She cried with me in the… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #28: Cancer Update and National Library Week
My second surgery was on Friday, so I decided to make it a good week and get Priscilla Reigns and The Wild Hunt trilogy finished up and posted for sale. Priscilla Reigns is on sale now (click the cover above.) And The Wild Hunt will be available on May1, 2020. But you can pre-order it… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #27: Post Second Surgery and Happy Easter
I have decided to put Free Fiction Friday on hiatus for the time being. The situation with the breast cancer has become more involved than I was expecting and the work that goes into keeping up with Free Fiction Friday has exceeded my abilities at this time. I am planning on this being a temporary… Continue reading Free Fiction Friday: Hiatus
The doctor called with the biopsy results yesterday. If I understand things correctly, the good news is that the lymph node situation is fine. The bad news is that they did not get all of the tissue that needed to be removed around the tumors. They removed a 3cm tumor and a 6mm tumor, but… Continue reading Breast Cancer Update: More Surgery
It's been a long week. Sunday/Monday was all getting things ready for post-surgery. House cleaning, washing sheets, food prep, getting an emergency over-night bag together, just in case. Tuesday was the radiation seed implant. They place a radioactive marker the size of a grain of rice into the tumor, so the doctor can find it… Continue reading Sunday Summaries #26: Post Surgery and Recovery
So I think I will post some of the things that help get me through this whole battle with breast cancer. Either something that makes me smile, or something that helps me through it all. First up is an Emoji Pillow I got for Trent while he was dealing with getting his artificial heart. I… Continue reading Pink Post #1: Emoji Pillow