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Monday 4/14/14

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This will be a big week for “going forward”. Not that last week wasn’t big too…yikes but I am hoping to get going on the fight rather than just recovering from the surgery part.

I have an appointment on tuesday in Seattle with my surgeon but also with a nurse that will be a big part of my team. We are all writing down questions for her so we don’t get there and forget in the excitement. I expect I will need to see an oncologist before treatment will start but I think this will be the begining of all that too. So many qestions to be asked of course.  I haven’t ever gone through this or known anyone who did. I had thyroid cancer in 1990 but they just took it out and sent me home. When the surgeon said that most brain cancers come from someplace else rather than originating in the brain, everyone figured they will find it camefrom my thyroid but that is not the case, it apparently started in the brain. My surgeon was hoping  to know where it came from and seemed disappointed that he didn’t. I’m sure that it is a treatment thing but I saw it as not having cancer in 2 places. That is one of my questions to him, why is that important. And aof corse you poor people will have to read through a blog post as to why…hehehe. I find all this stuff interesting and always have. Doesn’t matter if it is me going through it or someone else, I am the first to ask questions and I google everything. While I wish this had not happened (mostly because of what it is doing to my poor family) I will enjoy the learning of it.

Because I am anticipating loosing my hair, (I’m not looking for trouble but the karma from all the warm olive oil and conditioner I have lovingly rubbed in over the past 50+ years…it is a joke in my family how I have taken care of my waist length hair). I finally googled chemo caps and found there are many many websites with patterns and so I am going to make myself some but I am also going to make a bunch to take with me to the treatment center. Not everyone sews and I think it might be a good and therapeutic thing to do for others. I will have to probably make some that are dignified but most will be wild gorgeous colors like when I make Kevin’s welding hats ( something else that is legendary at my house, he has well over 300 and all of the flashy bright cheerful colors). I am looking forward to doing it.

Well, I guess I will close for now. I must say again how I have been so touched by how people have responded to what I am going through. I love getting all the messages and it has and will help.  It totally makes my day!!  I will try to get back to the posts about knitting and whatnot but this has been so helpful for me to write. More than you will know, so thanks for reading it.

Dana

This is my Mom. On May 24th she will be 100 years old! Yesterday we got out all her pots that winter over in the garage and she is cleaning one of them in this shot. She lives here with my sister and it has been nice to spend extra time with her while I am recuperating.  She has enjoyed it too.

This is my Mom. On May 24th she will turn 100 years old! Yesterday we got out all her pots that winter over in the garage and she is cleaning one of them in this shot. She lives here with my sister and it has been nice to spend extra time with her while I am recuperating. She has enjoyed it too.