The C-Word: Part 25 – Prep and Performance
Well friends, it’s just 2 weeks until Opening Night for The C-Word at the Vancouver Fringe Fest! EEEP! Since my husband and I will be out of town all next week to perform as our Canadian Acoustic Duo KD twice daily at the Armstrong IPE (Interior Provincial Fair and Rodeo) and our Johnny Cash /…
The C-Word – Part 24: Getting fringey.
Well folks, my colonoscopy was perfect and my surgeon/proctologist (never thought I’d be using the term “my proctologist”, lol) is very happy! I had my follow-up CT scan which also showed no signs of anything aside from those pesky little polyps in my lung which I STILL think were from Covid, but my oncologist wants…
The C Word – Part 22: My 1 Year Cancer-versary
May 15th, 2022. Exactly one year since my diagnosis. One year since I stood clinging to my husband in the Doctor’s office, sobbing, thinking my life was over. One year since this C-Word journey began. In this one year I feel as if I’ve learned more about myself than I had in the past fifty-two.…
The C Word: Part 21 – Confidence
My post-surgery follow-up appointment finally arrived on March 31st. One month after my surgery. It was also my first day driving the car and I drove myself all the way into Vancouver to VGH. I’d thought the surgeon was just going to have a look at the scar to make sure it was healing nicely.…
The C Word – Part 17: Keeping Your Heart Open!
I just completed my LAST Round of Chemo. Fingers crossed it’s forever. It’s been 8 months since my diagnosis. 7 months since my colon surgery. And 6 months since I began chemotherapy. I just completed my final round – Round 11. (this Chemo goes to 11!). As mentioned, the Doctors are not requiring chemo after…
The C-Word – Part 16: Optimism
I haven’t been writing as much lately. One reason was the holiday crunch – feeling as if I had to make cookies and mail cards and such. Another reason is that there’s not been much to report. I’m feeling well – almost “normal” if that’s an acceptable term. Chemo Round 9 was fairly uneventful, and…
The C Word – Part 13
Waking up baked, huzzah for socialized medicine and coping with ‘roid rage.
The C Word – Part 12
Round Five– DING!!!! With each round of chemo, it feels as if you’re a boxer going into the ring. You train. You feed your body with nutritious fuel. You psych yourself up. And then you walk through those doors armed for bear, fists up, ready to fight this thing with all you’ve got. This round,…
The C Word – Part 10
“The Girl in the Plastic Bubble” Chemo time rolled around again on Tuesday Sept. 21st. I dutifully went to the hospital lab for my blood work on Monday and then carried on with my day. I’d been feeling so good, I thought I could take on a little more during the month of October, so…
THE C Word – Part 8
“My Belly” I always wished I had a flat stomach. Be careful what you wish for. It’s funny how words can get stuck in our psyche and limit our potential. I’ve always been thin. My whole life. I was angular and awkward. In school, I was called “geeky” “scrawny” and “scraggly” and “squirrelly” (those being…