Category Archives: cancer treatment

Not *quite* Ready for Prime Time

Three plus weeks after, and although I feel pretty well healed in general, breaking from the cat lifestyle – even for something as simple as dinner and a movie at a friend’s – results in slight soreness and an insta-puff … Continue reading

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Scarification? You’re doing it *wrong*.

  Yup, that’s it. Nine days after and I’ve two tiny cat scratches on either side and the worst ever case of bellybutton scruff. There’s a bit of swelling and bruising yet, but it’s pretty damn minimal. Soreness? Well, I’m … Continue reading

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Theatre of Dreams

I’m dreaming again. This is part of what I mean when I say I now feel like a healthy person who’s had major surgery… “normally”, as in before this whole madcap cancer journey, I dreamt frequently and vividly, often several … Continue reading

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Seven days later…

Seven days after surgery and here I am, doing remarkably well overall, if not quite ready for prime time yet. My eye was checked Monday and pronounced healed (a forty minute appointment that turned into three hours- mostly spent sitting … Continue reading

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One in a Thousand…

The morning after, and I was up early, taking care of the last minute chores, emptying out the garbage and the compost; running the vacuum one last time; drinking as much fluid (and a couple of cups of black coffee) … Continue reading

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Fifteen months after

It was supposed to be done by now. That’s the myth I was operating under, at any rate – you have the surgery, you undergo chemotherapy, and radiation treatment; you’re tagged and released back in to the wild. Your hair … Continue reading

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Mirena – is this the droid you were looking for?

I had a fabulous time in Armenia. Despite giardia, and a twisted ankle, and all the hassle of trying to return right in the middle of the hurricane – it was wonderful beyond whooping to see my family and friends … Continue reading

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Escaping October

Thankfully, I’ll be spending most of Pinktober in Armenia, far far away from ribbons and Facebook campaigns and ‘Save the Tatas’ and similar slogans. http://scatx.com/2012/04/24/this-is-ultimate-result-of-stuff-like-save-the-tatas/ Think for a minute how incredibly insulting and dehumanizing those slogans are to those who … Continue reading

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Interesting Times

Apparently, I’m doomed to live in interesting times. First, I’m fine. No Evidence of Disease. Second, until 12:30 today, that was looking doubtful. I had discovered a mass in my left breast,  above and to the left of the site … Continue reading

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Female Troubles

Foreword: I wrote this post shortly after the first ultrasound, but delayed publishing, not wanting to worry anyone, nor dwell on it too much myself.  I had my second scan this morning, and was released into the wild without having … Continue reading

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