Radiation fatigue has set in.
I know I haven’t written a lot about radiation this time around, but hey, if you ever want to know what it’s like, it’s all here. 25 posts, from start to finish, and into survivorship.
This time around, I’m coping completely differently — by not writing about it, but by finishing projects (an article in Space Policy! grantwriting! planning museum mornings with the children and Moms Club! the book!) and by trying to move beyond it. There’s a lot going on, to be sure, and there’s an upcoming appointment for a second opinion at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center after all (HOORAY!), but I’m just trying not to focus on it.
It’s worked well to date, but as radiation fatigue set in after treatment on Monday, I’m also slowing down quite a bit. My bed is getting used to me again, and I’ve reacquainted myself with the hammock. Don’t know what I’ll do about the book and all, but the trees are lovely to look at this time of year, and the children have a brand new gravel pit to play construction in (SO cool — thanks, Grandpa!).
I did talk to Lynette Summerhill, who I met at BlogHer last year, about lymphedema and lymphedema therapy with Bretta Fabian for an EmpowHER article that came out today — and I’m starting to think about where I can write for breast cancer awareness month in October. It would be nice to place a piece on the signs and symptoms of inflammatory breast cancer, wouldn’t it?