They had a cancellation and can do the PET scan at 11:00 on Monday. Thanks for all your support - I will keep you posted.
I have a big day on Thursday – the four month PET scan. In my story, the scan is clear, aka cancer free, and I live happily ever after. Are you with me? I’m keeping it simple, but that’s the gist, and I need everyone on board. Connect with your prayer groups, light your candles, … Continue reading I’m rallying the troops
Just got a group text from my running buddy July, with some photos of me, Donna, and her taking a strength training boot camp class a couple of years ago. July has since moved out of the area, but we stay in touch. Her text read, “Came across these. How much fun we had! Actually … Continue reading Find your tribe
You read an earlier post that featured the Warrior bracelet I received from my cousin April. https://lindaedwardswriter.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/support-group/ She lives in another state and surprised me by sending an inspiring piece of jewelry that has become my daily wear for this journey. I’ve since come to learn I’m not the only one. My daughter. My sister. … Continue reading Warrior Women (and Men)
This post was supposed to be about chemo brain. My Patient’s Guide to Cancer Care three-ring binder has a whole page entitled, “Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Impairment.” I was going to share a funny story about losing my car in the Walgreen’s parking lot. In my defense, I forgot I was driving Don’s car, but I … Continue reading We all have the same 24
Felicia. Zelda. Defiance. Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman. Warrior. An laoch is treise. (Translation: “The mightiest warrior” in Irish.) I needed all of them as I made the long walk from my car in the parking lot, through the side door, down the endlessly long hallway, and past the busy café, where residents at the … Continue reading Name the wig: the conclusion
“So how many kids do you have?” he said, hardly cracking a smile. About halfway through buzzing my hair, my husband knew just the thing to lighten the mood. In October, we will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. There is not a day I don’t thank God for bringing this man into my life. … Continue reading Barber conversation
Physically, I’m feeling pretty good this week. Why am I letting my emotions get the best of me? The “name my wig” contest was supposed to snap me out of this funk. Everyone has been so kind and supportive. Their suggestions have been incredibly thoughtful. My family and friends care. It’s still not enough. I’m … Continue reading It’s not just hair
I bought a wig right before chemotherapy started. The doctors had all told me to expect hair loss in as little as two weeks, and I wanted to be ready. I don't think anyone who knows me would describe me as vain, but being bald is not a look I'm confident enough to wear. I … Continue reading Name my wig!
The weather forecasters on both the local and national news have been giddy with anticipation. A big storm is coming tonight. Snow, sleet, freezing rain – a trifecta of precipitation worthy of daily dissection on the regular news and special alert cut ins all week. I have my own storm brewing this week. Chemo infusion … Continue reading The calm before the storm