It all began on Friday May 31, 2013. My daughter and I were just home from taking flowers to my husband’s grave in the east central part of the state.
The first thing I did when I got home was to check my mailbox. I saw that I had an appointment with Cancer Care the next week. I thought there was some mistake and I called and told them so. No mistake. My biopsy showed cancer. My world came crashing down around me. Then began a nightmare that ended last Saturday August 3, 2013.
I was diagnosed with tongue cancer. A somewhat rare cancer for women, usually affecting men who chew tobacco, smokers, etc. I have never smoked or chewed tobacco. I have been unable to talk, eat, or swallow well for the last few months. I have lost over 20 lbs. Right now I am existing on liquid and soft foods. I am praying that it will get better as my mouth heals from the direct to the tongue radiation process.
I have lots more to write about. Radiation isolation is quite something. No visits from family or anyone and the nurses are allowed only limited time in your room.
I hope you are all having a good week. Stay safe and be happy!!