Sunday, April 19, 2015

Do you want to feel my boob?

Well that got your attention, didn't it? So let me explain. I was in Starbucks hanging up a poster for my Choosing Life Fund Raiser when a gentleman made a comment that I didn't look sick. I said thank you. He made a joke. "How do I know you didn't just shave your head and are asking for money?" To which I replied, "Do you want to feel the lump in my boob?" He said, "If you hadn't have said lump I might have taken you up on it."

We started to chat a little and he confessed that although he was kind of joking there was some truth to his question.  He said he often felt like he wanted to give, but we unfortunately live in a world where some take advantage of situations and many just outright lie, so he found himself too often being overly skeptical. 

I said, "You know I read a post on Facebook this morning from a prior student which said, From what we get we can make a living, what we give, however, makes a life." He quietly shook his head. 

He started to reach for his wallet but I told him, "No, that's too easy. What I really would like for you to do is go home later and spend some time finding someone or something to donate your money or time to that moves you. Your not wrong in questioning the motivations of people or organizations but don't use it as an excuse to not become engaged with those who do need you. Just start somewhere, because giving is truly infectious. He agreed to so. 

So I would challenge all who read this to reach out and give to someone in some capacity. It doesn't matter who. Or how. Or how much. By touching someone else's life even in the smallest way, you will exponentially expand your own. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hair it comes

After several months of chemo my hair is starting to fill back in and I even needed to shave my legs this morning. And this is exactly how it looked as I did, of course. 
I'm not finished with chemo yet, but most people don't get their hair back until several months after they have finished their treatments. So I am just taking my unusually early sprouts as yet another good sign that cancers ass is officially being kicked. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Warm feelings

On Friday I had to get my CT scan to check my progress. Now if you've never had a CT scan with Iodine, then you are truly missing out. It goes in through IV so no nasty tasting cocktails. As soon as they inject it, you begin to get the taste of iodine in your mouth and within moments you get a lovely warm feeling all over your body, but that's not even the good part. Several seconds later you are swiftly taken back to your early childhood, when a sensation comes over you....what?....did I just? I....just....wet....myself?

Hahaha. Okay, they warn you first, but you still wonder for a minute.. Now this is my 5th CT scan and well, I have to be honest, at this point it's kinda fun. I know, I know, but don't judge me.

I will provide a full update about the results, but I have already seen the report from the radiologist. Everything is still shrinking and looking good. So I meet with the Oncologist and we will see what the game plan is from here.