So done

October 21, 2009 · 4 comments

Ok, I’m done with this stupid tube being in my leg…I’m done being stuck on this couch…I’m done wearing yoga pants and a bandana to cover my hair every day…I’m done with this whole cancer thing.

What’s that? I don’t have a choice on the cancer thing?  Oh, alright.  But I AM done with the rest.

Fingers crossed, tubey comes out tomorrow along with the remaining 4 staples.  My drainage is almost at the right spot, but moreso, they don’t want to leave it in much longer time wise, so tomorrow we head to U of M Cancer Center again and hopefully leave some things behind.

I still have my MRI & CAT scans to do, but once those are done and checked out, I’m hoping for at least a few month reprieve from that part of Ann Arbor.

The numbness in my leg is getting better and I am definitely walking a lot better, with less of a limp.

Tomorrow I will find out my next steps in the process of taking care of myself.  I want to be able to drive, to go on walks, to play with my Wii Fit and EA Active; I want to be able to clean the house (oh my GAH, the vacuuming that needs to be done!), I want to go to TARGET (oh, how I have missed thee!).  I want to be able to run upstairs to the boys when the yell (well, not really, it would be so much better if they just didn’t do that!). I want to get back to living the life I know, albeit a little more cautiously with regard to that big yellow thing in the sky.

I’m doing research and looking into specialized supplements and diets and such for cancer (let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions).  Since I don’t need additional treatment right now, I’m not looking for alternatives to that, I’m just curious.  Besides, if eating say, 27 red skittles a day might help keep it from coming back, I’d be silly not to try it, right? 🙂

Mike is going back to work on November 2nd; I’ll probably start going back into the office for a couple hours a day next week.  I’m sure a good amount of my time will still need to be with my leg elevated for awhile each day, so I’m going to take it slow.  Besides, I’m not so much looking forward to going into work, what with how slow it is and all the changes I’ve had to make, but I know I need to Captain the Ship, so to speak.

This weekend should bring a trip to the pumpkin patch, the last soccer game and putting up halloween decorations (SO far behind!).  I’m looking forward to a life more ordinary.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kat October 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Good luck tomorrow, girl. I’ll be thinking of you.
.-= Kat´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..Enchant? =-.


Haley-O (Cheaty) October 23, 2009 at 12:22 am

I had no IDEA you were going through this. I saw something about your leg on twitter. But not CANCER. My thoughts and prayers and BIG HUGS are with you. Your attitude is AMAZING — which tells me you’re going to be JUST FINE!!!

Here’s a great site with the most recent research on the optimal cancer-survivor diet: Dorothy Hammill stands staunchly behind it. Also, there’s an excellent book by Neal Barnard – I believe it’s called “The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back.” I know of these diets (they’re basically the same) because they’re vegan. Neal Barnard’s the head of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and does good work. I hope that helps! ((HUGS))
.-= Haley-O (Cheaty)´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..What I Learned from *Ferris Beuller’s Day Off* =-.


Haley-O (Cheaty) October 23, 2009 at 12:32 am

Btw, I’ll never be done with Yoga pants….!

Just read your story. HONEY! Thinking of you!
.-= Haley-O (Cheaty)´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..What I Learned from *Ferris Beuller’s Day Off* =-.


Bon October 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

me, i’m a firm believer that 27 red Nibs a day is the key to absolutely everything. those Skittles? they’re just toying with you.

more seriously, i’m new here, came over from your comment at my place and am wishing you a wonderful life more ordinary, full of time to get all those little mundane things done.
.-= Bon´s last [bit of blogging genius] ..i grow old, i grow old =-.


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