In the Clear! And, the “New Normal”

In my prior post “Vacation Period?” Seriously…, I described the traumatic period between my last radiation treatment and my follow-up MRI.  Well, the day of reckoning had come - the MRI results were in.  ALL CLEAR!  No sign of cancer! Without a doubt, I was indescribably relieved.  I cried tears of overwhelming joy.  That metaphorical tons [...]

Continued Hospital Stay

Release from the Misery of the Neuro-Observation & Continued Hospital Stay The day after the surgery, when I guess they realized nothing incredibly serious would happen, I was moved into a private room with a roommate.  I remained there another full 2 days.  I know I was in incredible pain, but I will never forget [...]

Post-Op and the Dreaded Neuro-Observation Area

Post-Op I woke up in the post-op room, but I don't remember feeling any pain whatsoever.  Frankly, I felt high as a kite!  Those were some gooood meds!  My whole family was shocked because I was wide awake, cracking jokes and acting as though everything was fine.  My surgeon came back to see me and [...]

Operation Day and the Surgery

Operation Day! I vaguely remember waking up that morning, getting to the hospital and walking onto the surgical reception floor.  I also vaguely remember, practically whispering, "I am here for surgery."  I waited in the reception area with my husband and parents before they called me back.  My mother would not sit still.  So, I [...]

The List – The Chronology of Cancer Chaos

As I delve into the blogosphere and start to read other blogs, I've seen that many bloggers list their treatment history.  It was frankly something I had never thought of, but I really think its great! So, as best as I can, here is "The List" - the chronology of my cancer chaos: January - [...]