Archive for December, 2010

Cancer Awareness So Much, So Much Yo

Posted by Vicki on December 31st, 2010 under Attitude, Illness, love, stress management, Wellness
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I have just discovered that I can connect to the internet wifh my Kindle. I thought it would be limited but it is actually limitless. Of course harder to touch type with the Kindle due to needing to look at keyboard due to finger clumsiness and there may consequently be lots of typos but it […]

Breast Cancer Awarness — Chapter 8

Posted by Vicki on December 29th, 2010 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Illness, Lifestyle, love, Nutrition, stress management, Weight Loss
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Cancer awareness has a few different meanings. It can refer to an individual’s awareness of cancer growing inside one’s own body. It can be a family awareness that cancer has affected one of its members. It can be a community or population awareness that many types of cancer are common, that no one is immune […]

More Cancer Awareness — Chapter 7

Posted by Vicki on December 17th, 2010 under Attitude, Illness, love
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More roller-coaster. My heart is broken. But first. . .I found out more about the machine. It seemed ridiculous to be a doctor and be mystified by the mode of treatment delivery. I asked Anthony some questions. The big circular thing in radiation oncology is suspended from a huge pedestal. The circular thing is called […]

Breast Cancer Awareness — Chapter 6

Posted by Vicki on December 12th, 2010 under Attitude, Illness, stress management
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The past week has brought with it unprecedented anxiety. The REAL radiation started Monday (the 6th). I knew I wouldn’t feel anything during the zapping, but I was worried anyway — worried that getting up at 5:40 a.m. wouldn’t be early enough to get there on time, worried that the door was locked when I […]

Breast Cancer Awareness — continued

Posted by Vicki on December 6th, 2010 under Attitude, Illness
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I give up. Got through my first XRT today, sailed through it. Not at all fatigued, cuz I am running on nervous energy. Was already a bit worried about my dad, who has been having back and leg pain, and he had a sclerotic finding on CT scan of back (not connected with the pain, […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Chapter 5: Moving Forward

Posted by Vicki on December 2nd, 2010 under Attitude, Illness
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I’m done with all the tests and I am going through a radiation therapy “rehearsal” tomorrow. I was given a speshoo yittoo gown, all my own, to use over the these next 6 or 7 weeks of treatment so i don’t have to use those ugly hospital gowns. I bring the gown back & forth […]