What I shared on Facebook on Saturday 01st May 2021 as my Cancer Journal Number 1.
These cancer journals were my ongoing strategy of keeping people up to date without having to share the same information again and again. I would write, and then I would get specific friends to act as beta readers, and that was helpful. Then I would post to Facebook, send the same message by email, What’s App, SMS, etc. It saved a lot of emotional energy for me, and that was becoming vital.
⭐ Cancer Journal ⭐
Saturday May 01st 2021 (1)
Starting the Cancer Journal – Number 1
Gentle Creatures, I am *so* fatigued.
I thought the combination of my fibromyalgia and perimenopause was ramping up, because the past 4 – 8 weeks have been *exhausting* on a whole other level.
My GP was concerned, and we were thinking of another round of tests, which is part of what prompted my first mammogram on April 06th.
Now we think it is probably attributable to the impact of the cancer.
I have had some major dental work on the 10th, and promptly got really, really sick with a cold that resulted in a week in bed.
I’ll address the diagnostic process in another post, but I just wanted to say thank you for the support following my announcement yesterday.
I also wanted to acknowledge my fatigue; so I have decided I am going probably try to communicate en masse via these kinds of posts because I am just so damn tired.
I have pinned the post with the announcement about my diagnosis and the boundaries I want to work with to the top of my page, so if this post is the first you have seen, please refer to that pinned post.
Be kind, Gentle Creatures, and take time to eat the roses and walk your boundaries.
- Friday 21st May 2021: Biopsy, Left Breast
- Tuesday 18th May 2021 (Cancer Journal 6)
- Monday 17th May 2021 Arranging the Biopsy
- Saturday 15th May 2021 (Cancer Journal 5)
- Wednesday 12th May 2021 (Cancer Journal 4)
- Friday 07th May 2021 (Cancer Journal 3)
- Cancer surgeon
- Sunday, 02nd May 2021 (Cancer Journal 2)
- Saturday May 01st 2021 ( Cancer Journal 1)
- Facebook post
- How to tell people you have cancer.
- Deciding strategies
Ensure that you are vigilant around your self-examination. Train yourself to check your breasts/testicles routinely, and monitor your bowel habits and your urine output. These are our body’s early warning signs, and we don’t have a lot of awareness of them.