Last year on December 18 I got the news that I was now part of the "you have cancer" club. As clubs go, you all are a pretty nice bunch...and extremely helpful. I am lucky to have found this board, if unlucky to have joined the club.
Well, last Saturday I marked my new birthday by going to Disneyland with the extended family. It rained the whole time, but was truly a wonderful day. My grandaughter got to meet Tinkerbell, and I splashed in a few puddles just for the heck of it.
3 rounds of chemo,
35 radiation blasts,
a partial neck dissection,
complete loss of taste,
major difficulties swallowing,
Pain meds galore (I am no hero)
gallons of magic mouthwash,
a PEG in,
then a peg out (youch!),
a thousand needle sticks
a million trips to doctors of all shapes, sizes and specialities,
a couple trips to the ER
ringing in my ears (accompanied by a strange chiming sound that comes randomly)
and on and on...
That is just the physical stuff...don't get me started on the emotional/mental "fun and games."
BUT, things are slowly getting better
day by day
NED is my new friend,
I got to walk around Disneyland in the rain and to see a two year old meet Tinkerbell.
Take that, cancer!