I suspect you're here for an update
On my adventure in this cancer jungle
But this week has gone by uneventful
With little to report except that I'm waiting on a date....
Not romantic in nature, but of a lumpectomy theme
That promises to be discussed with my surgical team
This coming Friday lunchtime.
I'm excited by the approaching end of treatment
And my last chemo coming up next week
Which also hails the day of my PICC line exit
That will be a happy day for sure!
Otherwise, I'm writing this disconnected sometimes rhyming verse
To entertain you and me with nonsense from my lockdown brain
That has been in a chemo fog of late
With a smattering of neuropathy in patches on my feet
I'm not in pain but getting used to it and thankful for acupuncture
Which weekly keeps me nearly human!
I play this game called, "A month from now...." in which I imagine
And plan all the adventures I'll have when I'm at last cancer free
And properly on my healing journey where I can finally say
Goodbye to all the niggling chemo side effects!
I bought a bullet journal and have been filling it with plans
For when my life finally really begins in just a month from now!
Soon these blog posts will return to art adventures instead of cancer jungles
And I hope you'll stick around
To see what life is like
Once I've beaten the big cancer monster!
Today I have energy which I cherish
And will put to use in printmaking
Making art is what I crave
And plan to do it all day today.
Thank you for reading my silly verse
And please come back next week for a surgery update
Get ready to run the rest of the way with me to the finish
And listen for the tintinnabulation of my success!