Dec. 8, 2018

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Sorry I don’t have a more jolly seasonal photo but I love the snow!!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year and Bah Humbug to everyone else!

It’s been awhile since I posted…about two months I believe. I have been very busy with my full-time job, part-time, job and per diem job – it keeps my mind off cancer, treatments, insurance and money flying out the window – it’ll also help pay for all these medical bills and help with my 40% reduction in pay (short term disability) while I recuperate from surgery (planned for Jan. 10). I’ve been doing FANTASTIC. I have minimal side-effects from the chemo and my labs are all ‘normal’ for someone being infused with toxic liquid. My surgeon was agreeable to having surgery sooner (about two weeks after my last chemo) but the OR is already booked – probably from everyone who wants to end out their insurance year instead of starting debt in the beginning of 2019; I know that was my plan but I waited just a little too long (after my second chemo – I thought that was actually pushing the envelope to start talking surgery so soon).

I am looking forward to being over-and-done-with-it and turning a new leaf in January. I want to continue eating excellently – which is why my lab work is great and I have almost no S/E from chemo- and getting back into physical shape…hopefully the best shape I’ve been in since I hiked the AT in 2017! That’s my 2019 plan. There’s nothing like being on the tight-wire of looking at your past life and the possibility of no life to make you reframe what you are looking at everyday.

Everyone in my family is healthy and (relatively) happy and I hope the same is true for all of you readers out there. I hope you have a festive holiday season and a bright outlook for the next year.

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5 Comments

    1. Thank you so much but this has been a long process…June 4th diagnosis…and a shitty first ‘team’ of medical personnel cause quite a delay in treatment. I’m still not convinced the cancer hasn’t ‘migrated’ but I’m not focusing on that. Thank you….<3

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  1. The sad reality is the business side of medicine is a bitch. But it is wonderful to read your words, and know you are managing your status well. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hugs and prayers your way!

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