I love to read, but my attention span is a mess. I read pages before noticing I haven't comprehended one word. In the first "week of worry" the fabulous friends in my Book Club gave me a goody basket which included magazines. Even my bookie friends knew I was better off flipping through colorful pages than absorbing real words.
And then some helpful books were offered, that I knew I should read...about diet and health and important things that could actually help me heal. But I wanted to watch Turner Classic Movies and read cozy, effortless books.
But as time passed, I was less scared by the book with the title "How Not to Die" and I didn't roll my eyes as "Peace, Love & Healing". I still had my Kindle books at the ready, but I was ready to open up to the subjects I had wanted to ignore.
And then today, I got my treatment plan. It's been 50 days since I was diagnosed with cancer. It's been 4 weeks since I had my lumpectomy and today I finally learned that yes I will be doing chemotherapy for 12 weeks... and yes it is the kind that will make my hair fall out ... and I don't want to start reading about cancer right now. I don't want to Google the internet to find out tips about handling all of this. I really just want to color in my coloring book and chew my Chiclets gum. Thanks, Diane!
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".