Friends keep dropping by gifts or sending them home with Brian. Russ and Allison bring a big jar of Russ’s homemade kimchi. Allison stops by with pastries. MK sends cookies home. A package comes in the mail: The Cancer Diaries by Audre Lorde from Dartricia in Atlanta. Brian’s mom Susan sends a cozy blanket and… Continue reading Kimchi, blankies, cash, weed, and cookies
Month: November 2018
If you'd like to send a gift, check out my wish list. I am personally trying, and encouraging others, to not use Amazon 🙂 There's not a lot on there right now, and what is on there is expensive, sorry! I may update the wishlist during treatment when I know what I'll actually want/need.
On Friday, November 9th I had my first MRI - and my first IV. It was painless but I felt quite anxious. The rhythmic, industrial MRI sounds reminded me of the goth clubs I spent so much time in in my teens. On Monday, my surgeon, VLT, called me to give me the MRI results.… Continue reading MRI
Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, OMG
November 2nd - My first meeting with my surgeon. Brian and my mom go with me. Everyone in the waiting room is 25-35 years older than me. We nickname the surgeon VLT. VLT is calm, pretty, stylish, with a huge diamond on her finger. She is surprised to see my mom and Brian. She wants… Continue reading Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, OMG
November 6, 2018 Facebook post
Hi friends, on 10/23/18 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It appears to be early stage and non-invasive, but my surgeon thinks there may also be invasive cancer present, so I have to get more testing done. I am doing OK and I have lots of love & support. I’m working on a blog-type situation… Continue reading November 6, 2018 Facebook post