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Frame of Mind
“I couldn’t fit all of Helen’s quote in the space allotted by the meme app.” Calliope shrugged.
“That’s okay.” Nia helped Typist scratch an itch through her silk scarf while making a mental note that the red flower pattern clashed with their scribe’s hot pink, DOG MOM sweatshirt. The Muse of Determination’s eyes twinkled at the thought.
“Your smile is a gift. Thank you Nia. I just read… ” Thalia went on to finish Helen’s quote. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing… To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
Words from Typist:
Only excellent news to share from yesterday’s appointment at the C clinic!
Even though both my neutrophils and platelets are too low to receive treatment, Monday’s ultrasound pleased me and my oncologist. The tumor has shrunk by about 50% and the fluffy pancake appearance might indicate that some of what was measured is scar tissue, not active cancer cells.
We are vanquishing the invader!
Being like water, our new approach is to stop the chemotherapy drugs I have been receiving. As soon as my blood gives us the green light, we’re going to start chemo-phase-two… a new trifecta of drugs administered at 3 week intervals. This eliminates any concerns for neuropathy as a side effect and might (or might not) be more compatible with my bone marrow. There’s potential for increased fatigue and nausea…
When asked, Dr. S replied that there’s almost no chance that the dying tumor can send C cells out into my body. It’s also highly unlikely that the intruder will start growing again while we wait for my blood to recover.
My perspective as we move toward CURE! is that of a free spirit.
I trust my doctors and nurses.
My #cancergifts are many.
Another I recognized yesterday is…
I now hug my nurses.
Pre-cancer Gail could/would not have done that.