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I saw the surgeon today. He's the one could tell me anything about the scans, my health, the upcoming surgery, and the results of my chemo/radiation therapy.

Okay, so there's stuff to know. But it's a lot of text so feel free to skip to "Ts&Ps, so sorry, get well soon, etc." if you're not interested in the deets. In short, they're gonna take out my anus, and I might have lung cancer too.

Firstly, the good news, the tumour shrank 80%. So that's going to make his job easier, and the thing appears so far not to have expanded beyond it's original location. he said he wasn't sure about my liver, they'll be checking. But the bad news is pretty disturbing. One, there may be lung cancer. The lesions are tiny, but there's a new one and the old ones are still there. So maybe there's lung surgery and/or chemo in my future. I may lose lung capacity. That'll slow me down, but only on aerobics and I hate aerobic exercise. I'll just have to slow down a bit there. It might be pushing my life plans back another year, though, since if I have chest surgery that's going to be a nasty healing time.

I have to stay in hospital longer even than wednesday but forgot to say exactly how long and I forgot to ask, so well into next week I'll be in there. This is because of bad news #2, the muscles are too involved to save. I won't lose the colostomy, ever, unless I get very rich and medical science perfects growing muscles and organs in the lab. They're going to cut a chunk of my belly out, the right lower abdominal muscles, leaving me with a weaker belly than ever, and flip it around then put it down in the bottom where my anus used to be. They have to cut so much flesh out from there, they must graft in some from elsewhere or it'll never stay shut. I'll have two large sites at risk of reopening, infecting, etc., and I won't be comfy sitting, laying on my stomach, etc. I'll hurt back to front for awhile. My bottom end after healing will be smooth like an angel. I'll be the exception to that rule, "Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one." I'll still have an opinion, though. I am finding it very emotionally distressing to realize this nasty bag of poop on my stomach will be there forever, being smelly, filthy, freaky, and embarrassing. I don't know how people get used to it. I wish I could stop eating instead. The front part of my crotch will remain intact, though I may have trouble holding my urine for a while during healing, and may have to self catheterize. It's a day for crying.
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I volunteer for beta testing!
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must remember to look out my window at bedtime tonight, see if I can spot this. Maybe. I will only get a partial shot at it, I'm far north of montana, in Canada.
 
Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path over United States: August 2017
Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun? If so, do any friends or relatives live near the path of next summer's eclipse? If yes again, then you might want to arrange a visit for one year from today. Next year on this exact date, the path of a total solar eclipse will cut right across the center of the contiguous USA. All of North America and part of South America will experience, at the least, a partial solar eclipse. Featured here is a map of the path of totality, computed by eclipse expert Fred Espenak of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Many people who have seen a total solar eclipse tell stories about it for the rest of their lives. The last path of solar totality that included any part of the contiguous USA was in 1979, and the next two will be in 2024 and 2045.

Image Credit: Fred Espenak (NASA's GSFC), MrEclipse.com, Google Maps
Fred's website: http://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/fred.espenak-1

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+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) 

#NASA #Astronomy #Space #Science #Eclipse #Solar #Sun #Earth #UnitedStates #NorthAmerica #SouthAmerica #Map #Infographic #STEM #Education #APoD
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Oops, that'll be next year, not today
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Still mostly "bedridden" (but on the recliner loveseat) and knitting while I watch youtube. The colourful one is entrelac, I played with cables, making a simple single twist per square. It came out pretty chaotic. Kind of pretty, mostly chaotic. the second is my first experiment in lace. Just learning how the holes are made and how to position them. I just can't decipher patterns no matter how hard I try so instead I'll learn the component stitches and make it up from there. these are all worked in cotton and I use them for handy towels. I cry a lot, so they keep my pillow dry. I get wicked hot flashes (the cancer does that) on an hourly basis, so they mop the sweat. And they do for handy napkins when I spill a bit because I don't really sit up to eat. Fyi, I can still get up and totter to the bathroom, and I can get out and drive my car to appointments or around the neighborhood playing pokemon go. I just can't walk faster than a toddler or more than half a block without paying the price in pain. Surgery in 2 wks should change what/why pain happens and the pain will start healing instead of hanging out like an unwanted uncle. knitting is one of those things that doesn't tax my brain when it's drugged up or fighting discomfort, so, Yay For Knitting! I'm still lousy at it, though. Inconsistent tension is my flaw.
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+Diane Zeevering LOL thank you, but until my stitche are neat and tidy I'll continue to call myself a lousy knitter! I'm really not very good at just knitting. But it's one of the few things I can do to keep busy reclining all day. I got out today though!
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why'd it take me ten years to discover this guy? Awesome creativity!
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I should offer a health update. There's nothing new to say, so I haven't been updating. Who wants to hear "still sitting on the couch watching youtube?" My pain has grown again. It was nice having a break and getting around for awhile after the radiation shrank it, but sadly it didn't last long. I've been depressed enough to try and kill myself but all it did was reduce the choice of pain killers and give me one extra crappy day dizzy and miserable. There's been scans, and in two weeks I"ll learn what the scans showed, and on Friday I'm scheduled for surgery. That's when there'll be anything like news. I've played some pokemon go, using the van to get to pokestops and drive slowly around my neighborhood. I'll sit at a pokestop for a half hour laying on a crude bed in the back, although the van gets too warm in the sun, so that limits my opportunities too. I also worry about getting flack for wasting my precious energy frivolously while the dirty dishes linger, or for going on a country cruise without taking my friend along. So mostly I sit knitting and watching youtube.
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Thank you ladies! I did get my hair coloured today, which is nice. I didn't have the energy to get to a salon so I did it at the kitchen table by myself with a pair of mirrors, LOL
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hear hear! Ignorance should be addressed with information first, not scorn.
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The problem with many people they connote ignorance with stupidity. First one must get the point across about the chasm of difference between the two word's meanings. The brightest of us know that we are ignorant about many things. Sometimes you can't fix stupidity.
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https://www.youtube.com/user/iknitwithcatfurThis channel is the best source of tutorials I've found. Slow paced, every stitch explained, audio is clear, and the camera stays well focused on the knitting. I learned entrelac from her. You can pause, rewind, and review as you go, and when she knits too fast, just put her on pause and catch up!
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Thanks for sharing.
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shout out and share of an awesome artist. aren't these good?
 
deleted my art account ... no idea what was on it and what not so just chucked a few randoms and newer pieces.
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<3 Thanks!
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My hair gets curly from how I braid it. Nice bounce today and fresh, bright colours!
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thank you
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Got my hair dyed finally. I diy'd it as getting into a salon is actually harder. I did over condition it but that is better than drying it out and it will soak in and wipe off soon enough. 
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+Amanda Papa It's very nice to look at when it blows in my face, LOL
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Yes, I made this. Share if you wish!
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thanks, guys!
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  • University of Saskatchewan
    1990
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Yoli of Nirvana on animal crossing, New leaf dream address 5400 2336 6628, 3ds friend code 5386 7451 4850, Yolanda to folks who meet me., anarkissed or Yoli on Tomodachi life, TDL: H311rh3v3n: 577-147 Orange Isles, Grapes ocean
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Never turn back.
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I've grown up to live independantly and acquire a college degree in spite of my autism and the utter lack of appropriate treatment thereof. I'm proud of my home and my garden and the health of those I caretake in this demesnes. I believe in a God, but it's complicated and you'd have to understand the 4th dimension to get it.
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Free as a bird in her nest.
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Incredible range of almost cool abilities, mostly mediocre. I cook some fantastic dishes, and my home is nice and clean most of the time. I can do almost anything if I see how it's done, but I'm lousy at math and have no human interaction module, so my main brain has to fumble through it by rote.
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