Category Archives: chemopause

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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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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Run Away, Run AWAY!

There’s been a heat wave hanging over Vermont; I’ve got my AC down from the attic where it lived all last year and my bedroom at a temperate 76 degrees farenheit (24.444 c, for the rest of the world), but … Continue reading

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The Patchwork Girl, Falling Apart

I’ve been figuring out the patches over the last couple of months, learning all the little tricks that go along with any new regime. Things like the .1 patches don’t adhere that well -they’re just too large – but if … Continue reading

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