Jewellya's Blog – November 2013 Archive (3)

Brave New World

I am no longer in the fishbowl.

The fishbowl being my term for life as a cancer patient. An invisible thing, but a barrier separating you from those who are not experiencing anything close to what you are experiencing. It even has a distorting effect on how you see the world much like a fishbowl would.

Patients themselves seem to be aware that we are not one lump of generalized experience; we each have our own fishbowls, and we ask about each others' experiences knowing they…

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Added by Jewellya on November 30, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Remission Rules: The First Day of the Rest of My Life.

 

 

The intensity plus duration of elation--pure happiness--stayed with me throughout work yesterday.

I told one of the first coworkers I saw that morning, "Today's my last day of treatment."

She was elated for me. "Congratulations!" She understood where I was in that moment. Her mother went through cancer.

I posted it on Facebook. (14…

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Added by Jewellya on November 16, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

I slept topless last night

Tomorrow I begin week 5 out of 6 weeks of radiation therapy. This is the last week of the "full range" radiation, then next week, it's just a "boost"--where the beam is less penetrating and supposedly less damaging. I'm not sure why they call it a "boost", you would expect something called "boost" would be more intense, not less.

Maybe it is more intense. These doctors have a habit of playing up the best qualities of a therapy like it's no big deal--even fun. Like the fact…

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Added by Jewellya on November 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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