The Next Nine Months

I’m still digesting all the information we received on Tuesday from the oncology team.  But what I quickly realized was that I’m looking at eight to nine months of treatment…  Radiation and chemo-light begins next week, runs for five to six weeks; one month break is advised after that; then the chemo-heavy starts in earnest, for six months!  To be honest, its pretty scary!

Another thing I realized was that some very sick people go to the cancer centre – I caught a glimpse of some of them  when I went through the chemotherapy area for my blood work.  Up until now, I’ve been quite detached from the cancer side of this diagnosis, since I’ve been focused on the surgery recovery.  Up on 6D, I didn’t see the hair loss, the weight loss, the ravages of cancer treatment.  That’s potentially going to be me.  And since I’m being honest, that’s very scary too…

In contrast to these realities, I have received so much love and support from everyone that I know I’ll get through all the scary stuff!  Thank you all.

My new life

Of course its great to be home!  And when I woke this morning, I immediately realized where I was and just sighed …

Going to the office today was a real treat!  I miss the terrific folks I work with.  And the warm reception I had was just so wonderful!!  I also miss being a working, thinking, creative person – I guess I’ll have to put that creativity and work towards beating this disease.

More to come later…

Kathleen