I'm going in for a biopsy. On a tumor. In my brain.
I remind myself that it is just a biopsy and not a complete removal where they open up the entire skull. Just a drill and a screw. And then just a needle inserted into that to swab around. Just 2-3 hours in the operating room.
Could be worse…
Which reminds me of two great books, by the way:
|The Yiddish Version (I LOVE IT!)|
Since my diagnosis on December 7th, I have been very busy. Yes, they have me on a steroid.
I have finished 2 out of 3 of my winter quarter courses in Early Childhood & Family Studies. Only one more class to turn from an incomplete to a grade.
Speaking of grade, I'm really hoping the tumor is low-grade (1) and slow growing! But it could be intermediate (2).
Could be worse (3 and 4).
Back to business. Busyness.
I have organized the pantry.
I have been up at all hours writing, nesting, and playing Seeker's Notes.
|(I'm totally hooked on this eye spy game)|
And let's not forget the kingdom…
I have enjoyed Christmas. I have enjoyed my family. I have enjoyed speaking with old and new friends. I have been amazed at my incredibly generous neighbors who have set up a meal train. I am forever grateful.
I truly do live in Eden.
Seriously. My next door neighbor is in the 501st Legion.
PLUS…he and his wife are BREWERS.🍻
Heaven on earth...
I am taking part in STORYSTORM 2017, generating ideas for picture books (formerly PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month). It has been so INSPIRING!
I also began reading a gem of a book. It should be in every writer's toolkit. Truly amazing and inspirational.
I have even enjoyed a couple of outings into Snohomish (my little Stars Hollow) for it's library, antique shops, and eateries.
I have been smothered with gifts. My husband has been amazing. The kids have stepped up to help with laundry, dishes, etc.
Here is my new Napa (FINALLY! Took a brain tumor to get one!) that is now my WIZARD ROBE. And my modified dragon cane, ahem, WIZARD STAFF.
I have some bling arriving in the mail soon that I will add to the robe.
I also plan on celebrating Mardi Gras. ALL SEASON LONG!
Let the good times roll, y'all.
|Ready for all things|