Follow my unexpected cancer journey...the good, the bad, and the ugly!
You know, as a teacher you both cringe and get excited when you start seeing school supplies put out. Even though I don't have the money now because of medical bills and being jobless to endure chemo, I would do anything to be able to roam the aisles and buy my Beachers things and new resources for my classroom like I do every other year. Today was the LT convocation, my favorite school event of the year, and yet I didn't get to go since I am no longer employed whomp whomp. I had to attempt to stay off my phone so I wouldn't see all the social media updates of my BCE fam and teacher friends there. A tad depressing, but that's how the cookie crumbles! Hopefully, I'll be feeling ok in the next couple weeks to go up to school and see everyone and live vicariously through them getting ready for the big day!
Today marks exactly a week since I was diagnosed with cancer. When talking to doctors and researching these are the words you'd rather not hear:
`Vomit potential: moderately high
Obviously amongst many other lovely descriptors, but those are my fav : /
Yes, my cancer is one of the most rapid spreading there is. I will be going thru EPOCH chemo which is basically the strongest chemo there is. So it should be an interesting 5 months!
Today I was supposed to get my port put in but the surgeons office apparently made a mistake and called us when we were already on our way for the appointment. So, around we turned back home to wait on the call to see when it is rescheduled for. I also have a dentist appointment today because chemo apparently wreaks havoc on your teeth and you're unable to get them cleaned etc. while undergoing treatments. It also destroys your nails so getting my last pedicure this weekend before all the fun begins!
Tomorrow I have a scheduled info session with my oncologists PA to go over everything that will be coming, what to expect, what to do etc. so I am sure that will be interesting! Then, I have an appointment to get my last CT scan before starting chemo. This will be a full body CT to check if I have any other masses in my body that have spread. Fingers crossed!
Thank you to all that have texted, messaged, donated, sent something, or just followed this journey of mine along with me!
8/10/2017 03:08:24 pm
Rooting for you girl. You can get through this. Sending all my love and prayers.
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