January 19, 2021

I’ve been up since 4 a.m. because I had a ton of stuff to do before leaving for chemo. I have so much to say! I’ve been Marie Kwandoing my life for the past ten days. When I moved in August, I donated or tossed tons of stuff (furniture, clothes, miscellaneous) because I wanted toContinue reading “January 19, 2021”

December 30, 2020 – More

I just received an email from someone who does not know I have stage 4 inoperable cancer. When people don’t know, they’re just themselves. A friend once advised: If someone tells you who they are, listen. If they show you, pay attention. It is the rare occasion that I react to pettiness or unpleasantness. IContinue reading “December 30, 2020 – More”

December 28, 2020 – Evening

Hi. It’s evening. I’ve been googling. Very bad idea. I should know better by now. I’m upset. You know what I learned from my google foray? No one knows anything, that’s what. Absolutely nothing. THEY DON’T KNOW. They don’t know if the treatment will be effective; how long it will be effective; how you willContinue reading “December 28, 2020 – Evening”

December 28, 2020

Last night, I googled steroids and weight gain/nutrition. Here’s what I’ve learned: Steroids decrease your levels of potassium so it’s very important that you eat potassium rich foods such as oranges, dates, russet potatoes, bananas, and spinach. It can also cause osteoporosis so it’s critical that you consume calcium rich foods such as low-fat dairyContinue reading “December 28, 2020”

December 27, 2020 MORE

WEIGHT GAIN!!! Guess what no one told me? Steroids make you FAT! I’m on steroids and I’m becoming a bit of a chubster. Steroids make you hungry and put on weight. The weight goes straight to your face and mid-section. That’s what’s happening to me. I know it sounds like I eat too many sweetsContinue reading “December 27, 2020 MORE”