jenny's belly

Monday, November 26, 2007

Been awhile

Hey there-
Thanks for checking in on me. Its been a year since my last post, and as you know, no news is good news. Actually I'm doing okay. Chemobrain is gone, but then so are a lot of memories. I've learned to be patient about it though, because there just isn't much I can do about it.
I approach bald women now, which I would have been afraid to do before. Not all of them, of course, because some wear a 'stay away from me' sign, but I'mespecially talkative with the ones I see at work. I don't even know how I start the conversation, I just do... the last time a woman was nearly crying within a few minutes of talking to me because she's exhausted and everyone is treating her like she's invisible. I told her its because no one knows what to say or do. People panic.
Anyway, I had some back pain recently which lead to a series of MRIs. There's something on my back (unrelated to the pain) that my doctors can't figure out. I'm waiting for results on the 3rd MRI but sort of think everything is okay. I mean, I think if it was cancer it would be obvious. This... well, this they can't figure. But otherwise I'm doing well. Gainfully employed. And except for the ever-present "livestrong" bracelet, I'll bet people never suspect a thing...