The title says it all. I thought I wouldn't "officially" be in remission until I passed the magical 5-year mark, but apparently that's not the case. And I am totally okay with that. My doctor visit today confirmed No Evidence of Disease (yay pelvic exam and a finger up my bum) and told me I'm … Continue reading I AM IN REMISSION
I'll start with the important news: yesterday's surgery went perfectly and that damn port is GONE! I felt pretty fantastic yesterday, but today am feeling far more sore. Probably because, in feeling so good, I was like "Look! I can stretch! Look! I can straighten! Watch me as a reach for things above my head!" … Continue reading The end of the chapter
We're on our way! Ready to get this stupid thing out. My doc mentioned she's try to save my port for me. Why do I want to keep it (externally)? Morbid curiosity, as usual.
Seriously?! I have one eyelash on my left eye and 4 on my right. LMAO.
Port-removal surgery is officially set for Monday, June 27. I won't know the actual time until the day before (what's up with that?!) but the procedure should be short and sweet. Or, rather, just short. Recovery time should be minimal. The side the port is on will be sore since there has likely been some … Continue reading Surgery (#3) is scheduled
Turns out, being told you no longer have cancer is really similar to being told you don't. Numb with shock, immediately crying upon hanging up the phone, the entirely surreal feeling about the whole thing; these are the constants between diagnosis and being told you're clear. The main difference: the feelings that ultimately emerge. With … Continue reading Cancer Free
Fasting all day for an appointment sucks. SUUUUUUUCKS. Especially when you're trying to be a functioning adult. (I've started taking on more projects with my job, as I ease back into full time work come July.) I hit the wall shortly before we had to leave for the appointment, which was just as well. I … Continue reading The Biopsy
An hour after Bikram yoga was done, I will still sweating, red-faced and wobbly. And completely blissed out. Today's class was one of the hardest I've ever done. Admittedly, it's been nearly 2 months since my last visit, so that certainly doesn't help the situation, but I had to do something I've never done in … Continue reading Beginning Again
Just like any good patient, I thought of half a dozen questions for my doctor AFTER I had exited the building. Shock will do that to you. Emailing Doctor T a follow up to our CT results brought this response: So, it's not a complete "don't worry about it" but it's pretty damn close. Biopsy … Continue reading A bit of good news
Because my doctor is awesome, she got the CT results for our appointment on Tuesday. Because the results weren't what we were expecting, I wasn't ready to share until today. It wasn't clear. There's a few cysts that have appeared since my last CT and we're not entirely sure what's inside them. They appear to … Continue reading CT Results