- I have been wanting to update the blog for sometime now, but I have come up against a block so I had to wait til I could work through it before I could update you all as to where I stand. So the block has been a word and the word is metastasis.
I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee. The Bard creeps into the discourse!
But I really don’t like the word. It feels so clinical. Too clinical to accurately describe something that is going on in a human body. So I decided not to write until I could come up with something less laboratory like. Which I think I have done. So the deal is the Cancer likes my body and has decided to inhabit my ribs, hips and shoulders for a bit. Wandering around. We of course find this totally unacceptable. So a different Chemo regime has been adopted. Had my first treatment on Monday. The side effects have been very rough. I actually spent my first full day in bed on Wednesday. Couldn’t get up!
I have decided on a new treatment center. Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Treat the entire organism, the entire person, not just the disease, so I’m moving on from St. Francis in Hartford and on to integrative medicine. Nutrition classes, healthy food, acupuncture, a case worker. This might not seem like a big deal but I tell you, my treatment has seemed/felt so slapdash the last few months that some good organization with concentration on my whole being is looking to me right now like an oasis in the desert!
I am looking forward to this switch.