Home in BC now, sleeping in my own bed. Its so glorious to be home!
Still a long road ahead, but bit by bit. Some friends of ours took care of our Hope Garden, so its huge and lovely. Tomatoes coming out everywhere! None are ripe yet, but I look forward to seeing them get to that stage.
Have an appointment with my GP on Friday, and the one with the chemo oncologist on August 8th. After that we should have an idea for the chemo schedule.
In the meantime, the weight loss seems to have leveled off; still no real appetite to speak off, but eating all the same. I'll be making an appointment with the nutritionist at the cancer center to help me tackle food issues, but for now eating small portions and mostly sticking to a low-residue diet seems to be helping.
I feel tentatively well. Exhausted, really sore -- but none of the weight of the cancer, if that makes any sense. Before they took out the tumours I just felt... GREY, as though there was a zombie in my body eating me up from the inside. Now I don't - I'm just recovering from a harsh surgery, trying to become stronger to take on chemo.
Re-examining my life and projects, and switching some priorities around. For the next year or so it will be all about healing, and about spending time with my loved ones too.