have we mentioned lately how MUCH cancer SUCKS!?!?!?!??!?!!?!??!?!?!?!!
Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:35 PM
for you and my brother's family who hosted a children's cancer research fundraiser in Arlington Va yesterday.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:06 AM
and it's back to work today!
Have a great day today, Nancypants!
Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:22 AM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:47 AM
work is going okay, i am not stressing, even though they didn't file anything.
for 6 and one half months!
see???? no stress here!
i'm doing another fund raiser for the hospital on friday night, we are taking over a bar in queensbury and hospital board members, staff and volunteers are bartending and serving, from 3-midnight. i'm going up at 5:30 and i'm serving. i have never waitressed or served in my whoooole life. poor people. my most important mission of course, is to encourage customers to give money to help me get the old radiation machine kicked right to the curb!
i love you boardies.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:20 AM
maybe they just wanted to let you know how much they need you?
congratulations being back at work! and what a great way to network for your cause!!!!
love you nancykind
come visit sometime and i will cook you some takeout chinese food
Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:42 PM
Hope all is going well and you continue refusing to let ordinary things stress you.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:30 PM
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:36 PM
Smilin' at you being back in the mines with the rest of us serfs.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:24 AM
the first week i got tired around 4 in the afternoon, every day, and then my back started hurting me baaaaad, i think just from sitting so much all of a sudden. hips too. so i'm trying to get up every hour or so and walk around the building and between that, stretching and some acupuncture for it, it's feeling a lot better now. wasn't expecting that one though! and so far, the micromanaging supervisor is leaving me alone for the most part. so far.
the fundraiser for the radiation machine at the bar last friday night was a BLAST!! i did great for not having waitressed before. and i'm not sure how much money was raised yet, i haven't asked. it wasn't toooo crowded at 8 or so when i left but i heard it got really crowded later on so i was glad i was done early. i woke up saturday not feeling great, but stayed in bed and slept a lot and by monday, whatever it was had decided to pass on by. whew!! and i will NEVER think my waitress' hands are clean again, ever.
the next fundraiser is for a different cause, providing lymphedema accessories for those that can't afford it. it's a FASHION show of all things! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannd? i'm wearing PANTS!!!! even more??? i'm the only one who is wearing pants!!! what are the odds!??!? my outfit is from this cool consignment shop and is really vintage. red velvet bell bottom pants, heeled boots, a flowy blouse with fab rhinestones and a funky hat and cool jewellry. my song is 'back in the new york groove' by kiss (?) and i have to look it up on youtube and practice my model walk and my model sass. we had a rehearsal last night and everyone is really nice.
zumba is going well, i'm at probably 80% at it, but it's going well considering i can't feel my feet! i think i'm going to switch up my yoga after the next session, pick up the kickboxing again perhaps - if not the next session then for sure the one after that - and move on to the next level of yoga. i'm excited for that.
oh! and guess what!! the little old lady who lives in the purple victorian was spotted last week! i'm not sure she's living there by herself any more but i'm trying to find out, in case i help shovel her again this winter. i'd like to do so, if i can.....
and that's about it! i'm busy. but good. trying not to get toooooo busy, toooo quickly though.
i love you all!!!!!
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:21 PM
i updated just a couple posts up above. thanks for askin'!
the thyroid is healing still, i can see improvement in the swelling in the last couple of weeks, so i am just being patient.
have a couple of tests tomorrow but hopefully nothing earth shattering.... i've started taking kelp supplements to help detox and echinacea/astragalus for my immune system. i'm feeling good so far and hoping i can stay healthy all through the upcoming season.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:45 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:13 AM
i guess new since that update is that i did move my workspace stuff last saturday when it was quiet. had it all set up perfectly except for the phone which is also the connection for the computer network and on monday found out that they hadn't considered my having to plug in and i had to move a lot of my things so they could pull the workspace out and fix it up. my file cabinet is out in a hallway and people have to climb over me when i'm filing in the bottom drawer. had an easy day today, took an early lunch then went to our 'benefits fair' where all our health care and insurance co's, etc come to discuss whatever we like and give out schwag - it was nice to get a hug (and a pen ) from the aflac rep - and i got my blood pressure, bmi, cholesteral etc checked, got my stupid freakin flu shot a healthy snack, and then? a chair massage! and i won a gift certificate for a massage. the guy is pretty cute, too. by the time i got back to my desk it was time for an easy meeting and then the day was over and it was time for zumba! which i rocked! after class someone said "wow, you worked hard today!" well maybe at zumba, but not at work today!!
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:18 AM
I work those benefit/health fairs all the time as part of my volunteering. Glad you're doing well
Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:40 PM
well the fashion show fundraiser this past friday was fun!! they had a good crowd and some excellent silent auction items. they did the make up for us and i could hardly recognize myself! will try to get pics to share.
and could everyone take a moment to send Brianne some speedy healing vibes please? she had her surgery friday and did great, just like i knew she would, but the after surgery can be tricky too and they'd go to good use, i'm sure.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:21 PM
Both of you ladies are so awe-inspiring...
Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:43 AM
yeah the thyroid thing takes a while to heal. Mine took a good 6 months I'm afraid to say. I remember I went to a christmas party with a giant bandage on my neck with an xmas tree painted on it. Whatever.
So glad you're on the mend. You still can't feel your feet? When will that feeling come back? Did the doctors say anything?
I keep thinking about twilight dancer. Kisses to everyone!!!!!!
Oh and I got the colonoscopy. All clear for another 5-10 years. Maybe. Hooray for being 50!!!
Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:20 AM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:57 AM
suuuper frustrating Beany! the thyroid area is better but i feel like the lymph nodes above that are permanently fucked up.
Dee, the neuropathy can be there for months/years, or it could be permanent. it's been months already, but i'm being optimistic, still.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:36 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:15 AM
OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!!
Edited by Jersey Thug, 16 November 2012 - 01:46 AM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:41 PM
and, hi nancykind! me love you long time!!!
Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:55 AM
and i'm never going to get them to feel what i feel.
so i think i'll just be happier if i get the mastectomy done on the other side and the surgeon has agreed to take out the couple lymph nodes that are bothering me. we did an mri and the results are normal. which, given my history, doesn't make me feel any better.
and this won't do anything for my lungs, liver, ovaries, brain, etc, but still.... i just don't like what i feel.
i'll be out of work from weds through at least the end of the year, we'll see how quickly the drain comes out. hopefully quickly! and hopefully it won't get all fubar'd this time. it's quite a way to end the year but i'll be glad to have it wrapped up in 2012 and not dragging the stress and worry into the new year. i think this will be good for me.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:15 AM