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Hi

19 Sep

Sorry for my absence. I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed, and I’ve been extremely tired. I’ve had a really hard time getting out of my bed, and I’ve missed my last 2 chemo appointments due to low blood counts that won’t seem to stay up anymore. I have had my exam week for school, and am not sure how much longer I can continue doing this. It’s been rough. I’ve spent much more time asleep than awake, and I’m strongly considering moving back home as I don’t think I can handle school anymore. This has made me pretty deeply depressed, and I’ve kind of withdrawn from talking to people a little bit. I’m really not sure how much more I can take, and I just want this all to be over.

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My Date

3 Sep

My date didn’t go as planned. It was raining, so we couldn’t go to the zoo. I suggested the aquarium, but then he said he couldn’t stay very long. I also was not feeling very well, so we just relaxed and had some tea. I didn’t get to know too much more about him, and it feels like it didn’t last long enough. It may have felt that way regardless of how long it was, though. Overall, I think it was a success, though. I say this because he wants to try for either the zoo or aquarium again next Sunday. So that’s gotta be good news, right? It didn’t come up about the cancer, so I didn’t tell him, but it came up when I saw him at school today, so I told him. He didn’t seem like he wanted to run away, so that was good. He just told me that everything is going to be okay. I wish I could believe that, but I’ll let him believe that.

 I also met this other guy, and he came over the other day. I really like him. His mom is a breast cancer survivor, and me being sick doesn’t scare him away. That’s what I’m always most worried about. Time will tell whether that’s the case or not, but I’d like to think that it’s going to work out. He said he would like to come to chemo with me and my doctor’s appointments if I would let him. He’s really sweet and has been texting me really nice things.

My parents and my little brother visited this past weekend. I enjoyed their company. It was good to have them around. Especially my little brother. I didn’t think he was going to come, but I’m so glad that he did. We’re pretty much best friends.

Virus

31 Jul

Finally found out what this stupid virus is, and here’s the kicker: there’s no treatment for it! Just have to rest, treat the symptoms, and let it run its course, which could potentially take up to 6 months!! Ain’t nobody got time for that! Meanwhile, I’ll just be here feeling miserable. But at least we know what it is and that it commonly resolves itself. It just takes a heck of a long time. LAME!

Yesterday, I got really really sick, I couldn’t even function like at all. I was totally out of commission. Then I had doctors appointments and my blood chemistry is all jacked up and I had to get a Neulasta injection. Neulasta is the spawn of Satan…to put it nicely. My everything hurts.

Pop a Pill and Proceed

8 Dec

My dad was supposed to have met with several doctors by now to get more information. This hasn’t happened, as they have been rescheduling and shifting around his appointments, so my mom decided to go ahead and find him a new doctor. He has a PET scan scheduled for Tuesday, as well as an appointment with a radiation oncologist and/or a radiologist. We should know more then. He’s been eating a variety of things, and now he thinks he’s paying the price, because his throat has been really sore today. He’s back on just hot tea and soup. Otherwise, he’s feeling alright.

I was supposed to have one of my medicines covered by my health insurance. Without it being covered, I most certainly cannot afford it. Not even close! But now, they’re saying there’s something wrong and they aren’t covering it for whatever reason. So my mom is going all “mama tiger” and helping me deal with the constant calls I’m having to make to see what in the world is going on. This medication (as much as I hate it) is kind of super vital, so they need to get it together so that I can get it. A new research project that needs to be started is how to make chemotherapy drugs more affordable. Also, the amount of pain I’ve been in recently is really upsetting. Something needs to be done about this. Something.