Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Suspense!

Tomorrow is the day I go in to talk to Dr. Gore about the results of my CT scan and to find out if I will need more chemotherapy or not. I’m really nervous but I have a good feeling about it. I’ve tried to stay busy the entire week to keep my mind off of that and other frustrations. One night I had dinner with my mom, the next night with my friends Jessica and Allison, the next night with my dad, and the night after that with a new guy. Wednesday during the day I spent five hours at my university trying to get things sorted out so that I can do a study abroad. Right now I prefer to study in at Lund U in Sweden but that is partly because I did not know much about the programs at TU Dortmund. I talked the international coordinator at my university and she gave me more information about TU Dortmund and about study abroad in general. I’m going to ask my oncologist tomorrow if he thinks I will be healthy enough to go to Sweden in January, and if he says no, I will have to let that dream go for now and hopefully I can go to Germany in April or May.  

My first passport ever came in the mail yesterday!
So exciting! It makes me want to travel right now!

Today I am starting the “paleo diet,” which was recommended to me by my sweet friend Linnéa. I’ve mentioned that chemo caused me to gain a bit of weight instead of lose it, which is apparently common. This diet meant to help not just with weight loss, but to improve a person’s health. I will update with any progress on that front. 

And now I am going to try to make the most out of this Sunday.


  1. I hope you hear good news tomorrow! And, I hope you can travel soon :)

    Congrats on the US Passport, but a word to the wise: passport can be used to establish identity for a host of reasons and purposes. It proves citizenship and I-9 working eligibility and can also be used to open financial records, apply for credit or government benefits, etc. I recommend blurring out the identifying numbers before posting it online. Better safe than sorry...

    1. Thanks for the warning! I changed it and hopefully took out all the stuff that didn't need to be posted online.

  2. Identity: Totally already stolen. I look like a [Your name removed as an afterthought], don't I?

    P.S. Weeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll? Edge of seat, here.