Sorry for the long gap. It isn't because I have n't been thinking about you, I just have been busy.
Let's see, we moved into a third floor apartment (no elevator) at the end of last month. I'm still finding it a bit of a challenge to walk ... Read more
Didn't realize how long it has been since I posted. We have been super busy. Sold our house, and are now moving, so that we can build one out where I work. I know that by December, it will have made this all worthwhile, but right now our hous... Read more
Over the adrenolin
Just realized that I haven't posted here in a while. I finished the radiation treatments last week, and the exhaustion finally hit me. Also, we decided to sell our house and move to a new one. I keep telling myself that the short term pain is... Read more
Turns out that the resident who wrote me off for the rest of the year was making up her own protocol. Saw infectious diseases, and they sent me back to work. (Actually, they could barely contain their laughter, I swear the nurse was giggling, ... Read more
Another quick turn around. My doctor's nurse came in to the radiation room to tell me to come to their clinic when I was done. I thought it was because they changed their mind about the pain meds. It was actually because a culture they did to... Read more
Quick radiation question
I posted this somewhere else, but am hoping that someone has some wise words.
I am in my fifth week of radiation, and just last night started having a severe pain in the area being radiated. Not the skin, which is nice and burnt, but more of ... Read more
Radiation, Week 5
I have now got to the point where parts of me look really nice and burnt-- including the part of my neck where the seatbelt rubs. Now, have a moleskin covering. The doctor says it doesn't look like it will blister this week, so we are good to ... Read more
Today may actually have been a new low for me in my teaching career, at least in terms of hating students. Today, we had to entertain our seniors while other grades were testing (this is one of the completely ridiculous ways in which we stop ed... Read more
Ups and downs
I realize that it has been a while since I've posted. Last week definitely started as a down. Huge fight with my husband that he just doesn't see cancer treatment as debilitating, so I should be doing what I normally do. Considered dropping o... Read more
Had a lot of fun with a friend yesterday. She moved to Texas from another state, so I took her to some small towns, and an antique rose store, and a small town restaurant. Lots of normal life. Tomorrow, back to work. Check in with my doctor ... Read more
Radiation, week 2
Finished week 2 of radiation. Four more to go. It seems to be up and down. Computer crashed in the middle of my session yesterday, so I spent an extra 30 minutes on the table. Really sore today. Also overdoing at work, but the kids get exci... Read more
Rainy morning here. Tomatoes should be happy.
Came home from treatment really sore and burned feeling. Tylenol seemed to work. Not looking forward to today, as it is the one that is focused more on skin.
Work was complete shambles yeste... Read more
Weekly with the radiation oncologist yesterday. He said everything looks 'as expected," then surprised me by saying the radiation is drying my skin, but he doesn't want me to put any cream on it yet. I was so surprised I forgot to ask why. An... Read more
Radiation week 1
The radiation part went well, the spring break was a dieting disaster. My husband and I were both off, along with the children, and my nieces were in town. so we had a diet disaster. I'm trying to decide if I should redefine my goals-- get thr... Read more
Spring Break, radiation
Back to work wasn't too bad. unfortunately, in my absence, one of the other teachers set the due date for our research paper-- the Friday before Spring Break. Who does that? We aren't even planning on reading them for two weeks. Now, about a... Read more