Since I’ve been home and recovering, Finally Five has been revisiting a lot of the original questions about FBC as well as asking some new ones. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you her questions and our answers.
There are innumerable fits and starts in this post-treatment period. I am learning and relearning things. Some lessons are easy breezy and others, not so much. I’m just glad that I have the opportunity to learn these lessons and to continue growing (Silver Lining).
The HOTY (a/k/a Husband of the Year) returns with reflections about the end of radiation.
At the farmer’s market in Aspen, I came across the most incredible and delicious pasta company called Pappardelle’s. I was immediately drawn to their gluten… continue reading
I have had the honor of earning quite a few graduation certificates in my life (because I loooooove school!). I can honestly say that the one I received yesterday for graduating from breast cancer treatment means as much, if not more, than all of the others!
This weekend, the HOTY (a/k/a Husband of the Year) and our daughter Finally Five came for a visit. I was out of my mind excited… continue reading
San Francisco report from the HOTY.
Our daughter (a/k/a Finally Five) has not been herself lately, in all likelihood a combination of being fed up with my breast cancer (aren’t we all?) and being on the verge of a big developmental shift. I decided that now was as good a time as any to make a withdrawal from my Energy Bank and go on an overnight Mommy trip to the Alisal Ranch in Solvang, California. After a glorious day, I reflected on the quantity and quality of Silver Linings in my life.
I’ve realized that although I have a ridiculous (adverse) sensitivity to chemo, I also have a new and wonderfully heightened sensitivity to sights, smells and sounds (the sense of taste is long gone, a casualty of chemo).
I notice things. I pay attention. I walk slower. I take photographs. These are the Silver Linings of my experience with breast cancer.
While my reaction to the last round of chemotherapy has been better (Silver Lining), the nausea has been much more acute. What this means is that I have nausea everyday, all day, but sometimes it feels particularly bad. Well, today, that pesky nausea upped the ante.