After much consideration, I've come to a decision today to share my secret. I'm still uncertain about it because I don't want to hurt or scare anyone. I don't want people angry I didn't say anything sooner. This is not a joke, or a lie, or plea for attention. But, I feel selfish for revealing it all.
I have cancer. I was diagnosed in late June with Uterine Cancer, grade one. A mass was found on my cervix in April. A surgeon has said I'm definitely at stage two and (possibly) stage three because a couple of nodes in my pelvis also show signs of the disease. Outside of the nodes and residual cancer from where the tumor was, no other cancer exists. I started external radiation therapy on Wednesday. I'm not a candidate for a hysterectomy. I refuse to ask about my odds, but seem curable.
I'm telling everyone this so people understand when I'm not posting on my blog, responding on social media, or have to say "no" to gatherings or opportunities. Treatment is five days a week in a town about 45 minutes from my apartment... it leaves me drained and hurting due to chronic pain. I'm not used to going out so often.
Please be patient with me as I go through this. It's been a rough year.
For more information: http://cancerwayfarer.blogspot.com
I have some automatic posts going up this month on my blogs, but then they'll go silent while I heal. I will still be active on Twitter.