We just got back from seeing my radiation oncologist as a follow-up to the ER visit. It was radiation side-effects that had me in the ER. She said that aside from what brought me to the ER things are looking promising on their end. She said this next week is hell week. She said the first week AFTER full-brain radiation is really bad.
I am mostly battling the effects of the brain tumors. They have been presenting themselves as stroke symptoms. So I am in physical therapy mostly to relearn how to use the left side of my body. I am relearning how to talk, type, walk, etc. Cutting things up in the kitchen can be a scary ordeal.
Trent and I were talking and the two of us came up with a super crazy idea to work my brain through this. I wrote 1000 words on my book in progress before my appointment, so I was kind of on a writing high while I was there.
So here’s the crazy, don’t freak out, my doc was instigating some of this and thinks it will be really good for me. Starting June 1 (so I can rest through hell week.) I am going to write 100 short stories in 200 days. (That ends the challenge a couple weeks before Christmas, which is when my parents normally come to visit.) Trent said I work better and seem happier when I am writing under a challenge. 100/200 gives me flex days and time to work on my books too.)
I know it sounds crazy. But my doc said I need to be working against the tumors and said this is how I can put up a big fight.