Hurricane, fishing, and not much else

Sorry it’s been a while. I’m trying to post only when I have relevant information to share, and I haven’t had any.

I did have an appointment with my surgeons last week and I’m cleared for the next stage of surgery, which is great. I just don’t have a date yet, but we’re probably looking at mid-November. I’ll know for sure (hopefully) tomorrow, when one of the schedulers returns from vacation.

We got some wind from Hurricane Michael, but that was it. Lots of knocked down trees here and there, no damage on our end. Brad had to work that day and it sucked because he has to take a tree-lined road to work and there were trees down all over the place.

We went fishing yesterday and I caught three fish! They were small and we threw them back, but we had a lot of fun. I baited my own hook, but I didn’t take the fish off the hook. I did talk sweetly to them while Brad and Chris took them off. I’m sure that helped soothe them a whole lot. 🙄

That’s Brad holding the fish, trying to get it to kiss my cheek. (He didn’t catch any fish.)

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll update with scheduling info once I have that.


Cancer is isolating…

I had typed up this long post, then deleted it. I’m all about truth on this blog. Real, raw, truth. But I felt like the post was too “woe is me” when I feel anything BUT that.

The gist of it was that I spent a lot of time during my cancer treatment alone. A lot of time. Brad had to work, he obviously couldn’t stay home with me all the time, so I was alone a lot when I was home sick. I was alone for several of my chemo treatments. I was alone a lot in the hospital, too.

It was what it was.

So in short (very short), when you go through something like this, you find out who your friends are, and I am extremely grateful for the ones I have.

Hello there 👋🏻

I apologize for the lack of posts here lately. It’s partially because I don’t have much to say, and partially because I have been insanely busy. My classes began earlier this month and work has been keeping me busy, particularly from having to play catch up from the hurricane that never came.

Today is October 1st. Wow! I can’t believe it’s October. I feel like I say that at the beginning of every month, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Time flies. It’s my niece’s birthday. Happy b-day, Ev.

Anyway, I’ve got a couple ideas for some posts so I’ll try to spread them out over the next couple weeks since my next medical update won’t be until October 15th, since that’s my appointment with Dr JB and Dr H to talk surgery and stuff. I’ll have drains again…did I mention that after my last appointment? Ugh. You all know how much I’m looking forward to that. Should only be for a week though. Knock on wood.

Couple random things: started my clean eating again; doing yoga because anything more intense is too much; and sort of participated in the Lowcountry Heart Walk on Saturday for my niece, G (“sort of” meaning we went and then they canceled it for the weather).

Thanks for sticking with me this far! I know I’m not quite as entertaining as I once was, and I think that’s a good thing because it means my life is less drama-filled. I’ll chat again soon!