My taxi driver, a healthy & delicious chef, caring registered nurse, perfect SISTER week was amazing! Thank you, Holly Johnson Connell, for coming across the country from Oregon to catch up and all you did to support my healing. 💗 And we got to see a gorgeous sunset the evening before your return home!
Radiology treatments (what I call my daily zaps) are almost half way complete with a positive, wonderful group! They even let my Mom, Betty Anderson, take pix, lol! Thank you to my daily drivers: Hillie Kupersmith and Carrie Elizabeth Johnson! And Mike Arhangelsky taking me there at any time and making me yummy dinners.
From my Facebook post:
Yes, that tumor was quite big! And now it’s much smaller. It has actually even reduced size from after the August surgery.
I’m heading for 6 weeks of radiation to get rid of the small bit that is there. I will also have chemo pills to take as well. I will be sleepy a lot again but I am looking forward to some cheesy, funny movie time. Thank you, everyone, for your support and reaching out to me!!
“If it’s not the time, it’s just not the fucking time. You need to give yourself permission to be a human being.”
Quote from a great article to read: “To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind in Life.”
Something that I feel is so pertinent to me right now. I know I had a big operation, but I thought I would be back to normal now. But now, I don’t know when that will happen or what normal means to me anymore. I’m not back at work yet and still get sleepy from the pills I’m on. I know I’m healing; I just didn’t know it would take so long for me.
At the recent visit to see Dr. Etame, I finally remembered to ask him about what that song he was playing before the full operation. I remember this song because he did an awake operation. There are certainly some things and parts of the surgery I remember, but not all of it. When he was at the start, waiting for something to be delivered to the room, I heard him singing along to the song below. I had never heard it before, but I could feel the positivity coming in. He also helped him to focus, I believe. So, here is the “Burning Train” song with Teri Hai Zameen.