I have a surgery date!!!! December 11, 2018. It feels so, so good to have a surgery date. FINALLY, something that is known and concrete! The uncertainty was excruciating. I never knew how much making commitments meant to me until suddenly I felt I could not make any commitments or plans, because at any… Continue reading “…I had less to decide than to remember.”
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
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
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
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