Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer is Over; Cancer is Not

I did not have the best summer. With the brain tumor diagnosis in June, followed by whole brain radiation, steroids, then new chemo meds, I have been reeling from the side effects. The last three weeks have been the worst – with nausea, upset stomach and general exhaustion dominating my life. I am not myself at all, and I am totally sick of it. I am sick of feeling sick. I drag myself up in the morning for work, and collapse on the couch at the end of the day. I can barely function at night. I am sick of not being able to drive. But even if I could drive, the amount of energy it takes to navigate the northern Virginia streets is overwhelming.

One bright spot is that I have been able to sleep much better, so I got that going for me.

Anyway – here are some pictures of the kids on their first days of school. Erin is settled in at ODU, Grace at O’Connell and Jake at Corpus Christi.

I get an MRI this Sunday, and my radiologist report on September 14. I get a PET/CT scan on Sept 20 and my oncologist report on Sept 22.

Cancer sucks. I am so done with it.

1 comment:

  1. Cancer sucks, hang in there, good news will come.