Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 3:
I continue to feel good. I have had no nausea or vomiting. I had some visitors this morning and had some down time till the evening. I am not sure I can say it feels real. I know I am in the hospital and all, but I still feel good. I am sure I will have my good days and bad days. So far they have been good. The doctor rounded and said I look good. He warned me that I will be getting moody with all of the meds. He told me to warn my husband and parents. So here is the warning: If I am angry or yelling just take what I am saying with a grain of salt. It is not me. Well those who really know me know I can be cranky at times, but from what I have heard this is worse. I am definitely not looking forward to it. It is just a bump in the road. I will beat this and go on to tell my story. How to get your APRN with ALL – catchy right?!
Tomorrow I am going to take my first test from the hospital. It was weird not being in class this week. The day of my first bone marrow aspiration I took a test prior to the procedure. There will be none of that for a while. I will not be venturing out much, expect for my trips to Smilow. I have already started to Christmas shop online. I am sure there are packages at my doorstep waiting for me! Although I love retail therapy, it is just not the same online.
I started reading a blog in the NY Times Well section (Life, Interrupted By: SULEIKA JAOUAD). It is written by a girl who was diagnosed with AML in her 20’s. She definitely has a degree in journalism or something because it is written so eloquently. She pretty much nails what I am going through on the head. Her journey is a bit different than mine but she describes what it is like being a young adult with cancer. You are caught somewhere in-between, not a child but still figuring out how to be an adult. She describes what it is like to almost be an outsider in your own life. I guess having cancer changes your perspective on things. My mom told me “You will be a changed person”. I already feel changed; my life was turned upside down in a matter of seconds. I asked Chris one night – How do you go back to “normal” life? I am told you find a new normal. So that is what we will do, we will find a new normal. We will take one day @ a time and continue along on this journey one foot in front of the other.
Till next time…KMS


  1. Hi Katelyn: I'm glad you are still feeling well. I hope you got to try yoga...it will help you body, mind and soul!

    You are correct when you say you find a "new normal." This has been my experience after life changing events in my life have happened.

    Keep your chin up and good luck with your test! Let me know if you need anything.

    Love, Lee Ann

  2. Hi Katelyn,
    I am so happy that you are feeling well. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Stay strong and please let me know if I can do anything at all for you. I MEAN it.