Moving on to the next kind of vanity (part two of four)… Vanity about function: My body doesn’t do what it used to do. One year ago, I jogged three miles with my sister and probably went for a walk later on in the day, too. Back then I was doing interval training most days […]
Month: November 2015
I’ve been thinking about vanity a lot lately. I seem to have a lot of it. To me it settles out into some different realms: Vanity about body appearance: from taking steroids for so long, I have chubby cheeks and a more rectangular face without noticeable cheekbones. My face really looks different from before. I was […]
Yesterday was the two-year anniversary of when I found out I had stage IV cancer.
Welcome to lymphedema!
In England in late September my left arm started to swell up a bit–mostly it seemed like my hand. This is the arm with the DVT (blood clot) under the collarbone, and thus the arm I’ve been wearing a lymphedema compression sleeve on since early April to try to prevent lymphedema from developing. Lymphedema is […]
It’s Sunday afternoon and guess what? I still have pneumonia. (I have to keep reminding myself of this to explain why I am still so, so, so very tired and worn out.) We came home late Thursday afternoon and I keep waiting to notice I’m feeling better, but I don’t notice. I am doing much […]
My very first cancer hospital admission!
Woo hoo! Off on another adventure. (Stage direction: read that with great irony) Tuesday morning when I showed up for chemo I asked the nurse to check my oxygen saturation level because I felt really beat and very short of breath again (since Sunday). It was 89…when 94 & up is what you want to […]