Homeward bound

Okay, so at least to my parents’ house. The surgery was far less invasive than anticipated – which means instead of the two or three nights I was expected to be hospitalized, I just have one. As I write this, I am waiting on the discharge papers. I have a knee brace and a walker, and it hurts to walk. But that’s physical therapy for you. Thanks to everyone for Read More …

Success

Surgery was this morning – and I’m already awake and more lucid than I have any right to be. The mass came out very easily. Almost like peeling it out. We got a clean removal, and there was no vascular re-routing required. I feel blessed – and I’m so appreciative of all the people who have reached out and given me encouragement and support. Physical therapy will start soon – Read More …

No frills

No frills. No pictures. No pithy wit. This weekend was about survival. My body has bloated. I’ve gained more than 10 pounds in less than three days. Finding a position to be comfortable is difficult. I had high blood pressure, but no fever. Checked with the doctors, and no need to come in. Maybe the best thing I did today was let go of Monday. Things I wanted to accomplish Read More …

Prefight Weigh-in

BRIEF NOTE: Feel free to share these links around. I really don’t mind you sharing with your friends, or people you think might know me, or maybe you think they know me – or maybe you know someone who is either directly or indirectly going through cancer. If these posts might help them understand what’s happening and know that they’re not alone, that’s great! I’m not going to publish them Read More …