Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Changed the title of this blog!

When I started this blog, I really couldn't even begin to tell you how bad I felt each and every day. I called it "Another Day In The Life Of A Train Wreck". I decided that is no longer appropriate for me. I do feel better. Not always a lot better, but at least I don't feel like I've been hit by a train every day! Now I'm just taking it "One Day At A Time"! :)

Cancer is gone.... well, skin cancer at least

The spot on my head is still tender, and still has a couple knots I have to keep massaging, but it looks pretty good, and they got all of the cancer. Next hurdle? I have to go for a mammogram next week, and I'm waiting on results of my pap smear to see if I have cervical and breast cancer. Skippy! I have symptoms that can indicate both cancers, so my doc is working on it. Hopefully it's nothing. I'm running out of pieces parts to remove!

For my skin cancer surgery, I was not knocked out. I just had local anesthetic. Not the funnest thing in the world. Especially since I didn't stay numb quite long enough and felt them zapping me while cauterizing the wound, while processing my slides. I had to have an extra shot. Those are the worst part. The sound of them cutting on my skin grossed me out! I just started talking to them to keep my mind off of it, and drown out the noise! LOL!

I really like my LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone). It has helped my Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia a lot. I still have some bad days though. It seems I'm constantly reminded of how broken my body is. It often feels one one step forward and two steps back. I guess it is progress, even if it is slow. I long for the days I can consistently feel good! Will they ever come? I have my doubts, but I keep hoping.