Category Archives: The diagnosis – cancer
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
~ Douglas Adams ~
Three years ago today I was diagnosed with cancer. The above quote pretty much sums up these last three years. I can honestly say my life has been turned upside down. I’m just happy that while the journey was at times pretty painful the outcome thus far is pretty damn nice. Thanks to all who have been there and stayed by my side.. literally and figuratively. FUcancer.
Happy Monday everyone.. I have to say it’s been quite a couple of weeks since being home from the hospital. I have had good days mixed with some not so great ones. My last check up went well though which was a relief. Looks like my counts are leveling off and while they are low they stopped dropping and my docs are pretty happy about that which means I am as well.
I’ve been achy and tired more often then not but that seems to be getting better and just in time with the lovely warm weather we’ve been having. The warm weather allows me to be outside and visit with people without compromising my health.
Another symptom I started having last week due to the chemo I got in the hospital is loss of hair.. again. This time though it was at a rate that was impossible to keep up with so this past Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day to be exact I had my friend Mark come over first thing in the morning and he shaved my hair off. It was difficult right at that moment but I realized there could be worse things then losing my hair, knowing it will start growing back in a few weeks and now I’m completely fine with it. I know I have many blessings in my life and am very grateful for all the love and support I’ve received from so many people since having the transplant that the losing of my hair is a minor blip on the radar to getting back to be healthy.
I also just realized when I looked at the date that today two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer.. fitting post I think..