Archive for July, 2011

Enjoy the summer…

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Some more happy news…. met with my surgeon this week (the one that did the two bowel surgeries).  He says to me “it sure feels good when we come across patients like you who respond so well to treatment, make the necessary life changes needed no matter how difficult they are and stick to it, and handle surgeries and recoveries so good…  You are a pleasure to see each visit.  We all need assurance from time to time that we are doing things right, even us doctors.”

Exhale !!!   God that was soooooo great to hear and the icing on the cake is that he doesn’t need to see me until 6 months from now.  Yes, do the math… that means Jan 2012, a new year.  So I am going to enjoy my summer until the next CT scan in September when I have to take time out from life for a day to deal with this  stalker that I live with, this cancer beast.

So you might be asking why a surgeon still needs to see me for follow ups?  Well, a couple of reasons… one is simply because my abdomen has been worked on so much that I am very prone to hernias now so we are keeping a close eye and the other reason is that it’s my surgeon who will perform my very first colonscopy when the time is right.  He intially thought he would do one this September, but he says no he wants to wait it out a bit and give my body a break.  There is nothing waving any red flags for problems right now so we are going to wait it out.   As far as the fluid pockets deep inside my pelvic region, he says they should absorb on their own and he doesn’t want to asperate them.  Good.

I can’t tell you how incredibly lucky I feel on a daily basis!!!

My favourite words…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

I stumbled across these two fun words today and thought they would be fun to share… so here goes… “Cuck Fancer!”    Well now aren’t you proud of me?  I don’t know why I didn’t come up with that myself before now.  Well yes I do.  You must admit that it’s much more liberating to actually say the bad words out loud.  Hopefully this version of my two favourite words are a little more friendly to those of my friends that get tired of my potty mouth when I talk about cancer.

The words couldn’t have come at a better time.  Today I enjoyed an afternoon with one of my biggest cheerleaders, and she knows who she is but chooses to remain anonymous in fear of being deemed a bad mommy for leaving kids at daycare for a couple of hours while she actually did something fun for herself…. Until today, she had never been for a ride with me in my fun car… or is it “cun far”?  My cuck fancer car.  My toy.  My huge impulse buy after diagnosis.  We cruised topless to the beach in Erieau this afternoon, sweaty girls for sure, 90 degrees outside, dipped our toes in the rough wave shore for a few minutes, took some photos of the beautiful day and scenery, whistled at a couple of cute young men and then headed straight for the Hot Diggity Dog stand and endulged in deep fried oreo cookies.  The side of the hot dog stand said “The Dog House”.  I found it humourous.  It was also funny how the guy had a tip jar at the window.  It was a bare butt with legs in jeans.  Of course you would insert your coin tip into the crack of the butt.   Here I am saying all the time, that I work at my new company called Save My Ass Inc., and here is this cute butt staring right at me while I am endulging in a super bad treat.  Soul food. 

And it doesn’t end there.  Ice cream chaser!  Bad girls.  I blame her, she blames me.  Oh well…. cuck fancer, girls just wanna have fun, and that we did.   Thank you for the memory girl, let’s make it an annual tradition!  Love you more than you know  xo

Happy Canada Day!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Have A Sexy Day ! (Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign)

Happy Canada Day! What a great country we live in–with free health care to help keep our butts Sexy!  I am so grateful and proud to be Canadian.

Last year at this time I was in a whole lot of hurt.  Just home 3 days after liver surgery, a very swollen abdomen full of staples, a very shaky uncertain future, plans to start chemo back up, a summer of staring at a pool I would be unable to swim in, a summer of gardening that would have to be neglected,  being home alone recovering while everyone carried on with every day life and feeling like a big useless tit …..  I am so grateful to celebrate this Canada Day!  I am alive !

This afternoon, I am just hangin’ out in Karadise for some blue sky therpay after a ride home from the most awesome concert in Toronto last night (more on that later)…  I picked up C.J. at my Dad’s… she had another sleepover at Papa Roy’s while I was away…. on the way home, we took a detour and I surprised my girl with a trip to the beach.  My old girl absolutely loves the beach however walking in wet heavy sand and fighting the waves takes too much out of her.  She hasn’t been there for a few years, but with Kim’s dog passing last week, I just had to take my girl one more time to her fave place.  Ten minutes was all we both needed.  I love making memories and making the most of our time together, and seizing every moment of things I want to do and making the most of my time of better health too.  

Cheers Canada!