Friday, January 6, 2012

Brain Tumors and Fear


I really thought I’d be much more terrorized by the words Brain Tumors, but I guess since they were there, and I was still alive, that took some of the fear away.  I simply cannot believe the amounts and types of medications I am on.

I have to take anti-seizure meds, now, and the Decadron keeps the swelling at bay.  I can type much better with my left hand, now, although it’s still not up to par. 

I had a really hard time getting to sleep last night because of the leg pain.  Still not quite ready to use those heavy narcotic patches, so I took a Naprosyn, and that helped me at least get to sleep.  But I was awake at six AM, because the pain was back.  But that’s ok… I started working early.

It’s not as easy to work as I had anticipated.  But I definitely can do it.  It’s just I have to be more diligent about proof-reading things before sending them out.  And, double check when I make system changes.  It’s probably for the best, all these safety measures. J

I swear, if I wasn’t due for a radiation treatment today, I would have taken a nap around 1PM.  Oh, and you know something terribly dangerous?  Dunkin Donuts opened a shop just down the street.  I made my poor sisters do a donut run this morning.  Like that’s a healthy meal!  But they surely were good!  Yes, I had two.  Bad, bad, cancer girl!

You should see all the jewelry I am wearing today…. Disco ball earrings and bracelet, and my very favorite ring, rainbow moonstone and onyx.  I have sworn to wear copious amounts of jewelry from now until the end… for what was I waiting?

3 comments:

  1. Tequila, I've been thinking about you all day long. Hope it wasn't too horrible and that you weren't too scared. Keeping you in my prayers for a good night tonight.

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  2. Today should have been my oldest brother's 70 birthday. And guess what, Lola, no head radiation today. The computer was down and we can't do it until Wednesday, so there was some relief, and some annoyance too... I even had taken my happy pill... which is still making me pretty happy. :)

    I do appreciate all your support. Hugs to you and I think I'll sleep like an angel.

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