Thanks to the 3 weeks of radiation therapy and the steadily increasing pain medication, I have felt NO PAIN SINCE MONDAY.
Not. a. bit.
Well, maybe a little bit, but nothing more than anyone would feel after sitting at her desk working for several hours each evening! That’s right, I’m able to work again, to do some analysis, and to write more than just this blog post each day. With my doctor’s support, I’ve increased my meds to a much higher level, and as the pain subsides, I’m easing back into life. Into playing outdoors with the kids. Into working with the Women in Planetary Science working group to identify issues for the Women and Mars conference next week (I’m speaking! Check out the agenda here and sign up for the livestream if you’d like to watch any part of the conference from home!), doing supporting analysis, and making slides. Into a taste of my old life, for the few days before chemo starts again, as long as I take it a few hours at a time.
It feels good.