Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The plan

I might be crazy, but I'm not running off to a doctor in a panic and going through what I went through last time. Two years ago, I went through more stress with waiting for insurance approvals and waiting for test results and trying to get appointments with doctors, etc. etc., more stress with that than with knowing that I have cancer. From my preliminary diagnosis in the beginning of February, it took six months before I could get in to have the lumpectomy.

Bob would like me to see a doctor but I have asked him to agree to wait with me. I'm going to try some natural things like adjusting my diet and nutrition, meditating, medical cannabis, and a few other things. If I don't see any results at all. By the end of August, then I will see a doctor. Honestly, going through all of that hassle again is worse for me than knowing I have cancer.

So, my dears, whether you can send healing vibes or, if you are so disposed to believe in a deity, even your prayers would be appreciated. And if you know of anything else I can try that doesn't involve "traditional medicine" let me know. In the meantime, I have some things to take care of as they say, we must get our affairs in order. And I've got a book to finish writing. So onward and upward, right?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Old Lady Syndrome

I'll be 67 this summer. That's approximately 50 years longer than doctors said I would live when I was first diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. But what do they know, right?

I can't attribute my longevity to anything more than luck. I certainly haven't been very careful with diet, and exercise is impossible. I can barely move anything but my mouth, and I can't fast-talk my way to good health.

So I know that I have lived much longer than I will live in future. My time is limited. Will I change anything? Do anything differently? Eat better? Meditate? Or continue as I have?

We found another lump. Same breast.  Are we having fun yet?

Long time no see...

It's been a very long time, and I may have news soon. Stay tuned.