On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Never too old to learn

My hands are wobbly, but nothing's shaking.  That doesn't make sense.  I mean, I write a letter and the line is bumpy, but if I hold up my hand everything is still.  Is that better?

While I was in the hospital I learned I have a flank.  I took Anatomy in college and got an A, but I swear, I never heard that word applied to humans.  In the butcher shop, yes, but not out of the kitchen.  I kept pointing and nurses kept saying, "Pain in your left flank?"  I felt like a baby learning body parts.  (Where's your nose?  Theeeeeere's your nose!)

Did I tell you I celebrated my birthday in the hospital?  But it's a good thing I did because, if I'd stayed home, it might be another 68 years before I learned I had a flank.  At least I know I have a left one, presumably a right one too.

I don't know what I'm going to do with all this knowledge.

1 comment:

  1. Some days you just crack me up - I have a similar sense of humor. I also did not know that humans have flanks - all I can think of is a "flank steak"! Glad you are feeling much better - have fun with the family!


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