So let’s talk about some good news!!
1. A wasp stung me on my arm as I was getting into the vehicle to be driven from Fanny Bay down to Victoria.
I had a bad reaction. I’ve never reacted to a wasp sting in 53 years. I took Benedryl immediately.
We kept an eye in it at he cancer agency. It got worse. It’s on the arm they need to put the IV in for chemo.
My entire left upper arm swelled up and got hot and red.
What’s the good news?
The wasp saved me from having chemo!! Ha Ha.
Seriously. Thursday, the oncologist had a look, measured it, all the way from my forearm to my armpit, and cancelled chemotherapy and put me on antibiotics.
I’ll be rebooked for chemotherapy for next Wednesday/Thursday. Gotta psych myself up all over again.
2. A lovely friend took me out for dinner at Rebar (health food restaurant) … I almost never go out to dinner in Fanny Bay. It was like having a normal life. Thank YOU secret friend 😉 you lifted my spirits.
3. Another secret friend met me for coffee in the morning and drove me to Future Shop and OMG!!! Gifted me with a brand new MacBook Pro!!! Seriously. We have been on Twitter and messaging on social networks for a long time but had never actually met before.
This person is an angel. I swear, one of the kindest people I have ever met.
Soooo, now I can work and be mobile while I am working on a cure!! My old laptop died in April 2013 and hasn’t been reparable. I have a desktop computer but I often need to lay down due to chronic pain, and now with cancer, I can keep my creative brain working, edit my photos on the fly, and work in creating a passive income while I am staying at the cancer lodge. It’s VERY boring, all the waiting and waiting. I’m ecstatic!! I can get my websites fixed up while resting and laying down, on and on. Technology changes lives and somebody very special just changed mine. I have so much gratitude and respect for this person. xx
4. A “Teddy Fund” has been started, from another new private donation!! So I can care for Teddy (or have some funds to pay for doggie day care or private in-home care if needed in a pinch) and make sure he’s well fed and cared for in my absence. And it’s a buffer in case I needed vet care visit while I’m in treatment. I’m saving all of these funds just for Teddy until I’m in the clear with cancer gone. Thank YOU!!!
Soooo my first stay at the cancer lodge and in Victoria was ooooozing with kindness and an outpouring of love, despite the financial stresses of drug costs and on and on.
I’m so HAPPY to share some good news with you all!! There’s a long long way to go with fundraising and all the rest that still had to fall into place, like a for sure placement for Teddy, but this trip to Victoria have me so much HOPE that everything is going to be OK.
Thank you Victoria! YYJ you’re a kind city and I’m grateful to have new friendships growing.
Oh yes! P.S.
.5 My new friend and I came up with a little (doable) business idea I can do. I wanted to help others with breast cancer through this, but not something that will drain my energy. Something FUN is in the works! And will create a small bit of revenue in time.