A Very Good Day

I was not a cancer patient today. It was a very good day.

Sure, I still have cancer, but I got to focus on another part of my life instead of the cancer. It was a very good day.

I finally started facing some of the literature. I updated the Monthly Planner in The Patient Companion. I had 9 procedures/appointments last week. I spent a lot of the week being a cancer patient. To relax, I crocheted some, but even then was doing cancer caps, so was still being a cancer patient.

But today I wasn’t a cancer patient. The Computer Science Advanced Placement Test Development Committee is meeting this week in Princeton. Without me. They’re a great group and I do miss being with them. But they had a phone conference this morning that I was able to join in. And then they let me participate the rest of the day. I was woefully underprepared–I had other things in my mind this month, I’m still horribly fatigued from all of this, and they’ve been meeting for 2 days while I’ve been in doctors’ offices. But they let me participate anyway and it felt so good to worry about something other than cancer (I could tell you what, but then I’d have to kill you). I was on the phone for much of the time from 9 AM to 6 PM and spent breaks trying to catch up so I wouldn’t look so stupid for the rest of the meeting (it didn’t work, but remember, they’re a great group).

Of course, I was ready for bed by 8, but still. It’s nice to know that I may have more days when I can be something other than a cancer patient.

It was a very good day.



  1. Ann Shen said

    You were wonderful! I still cannot imagine how you were so great today after what you have been through this last week. You definitely did not look stupid and definitely were NOT “woefully underprepared”. I just hope that you were not too fatigued by having to be tied to the phone all day. It finally felt “complete” having you there…even if only by phone.

    We so miss you…and love you, too!!!

  2. See?

    I told you they were wonderful!

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