It’s been a week now that I have known that I have cancer. I have been eating healthier and taking a lot of vitamins and minerals and I actually feel better. My family and I are all working together to keep our minds in the right place and practice and believe in a positive outlook about everything in life. Besides, “My cancer is going away, My Cancer is going away, My cancer is going away”.
I had to get up at 6 A.M., which has never been a good time for me, but I did it. My daughter took me to get my tooth pulled and we drove about an hour away for the appointment. I was so nervous that it would be very painful. Much to my surprise, it was not as bad as I had anticipated. The Oral Surgeon and his staff were very nice which always makes any doctor visit more pleasant. He explained what he was going to do and I had Novocain shots in my gum and was awake. The actual pulling procedure was about ten minutes, and then he had to suture my gum. I had to keep gauze in my mouth for an hour and then ice it on and off during the day. Once I was done, my daughter had me rest for about 15 minutes in the car. We had errands and I decided I was up to walking around. We stopped at a few places and my daughter even bought me a pair of shoes, as she wanted me to have something safe to walk in.
Once we got home, I started icing my jaw and I had to start antibiotics. I was told soft food today, and I had my milk shake, smoothies, and lots of water, my juices and fresh fruit. Overall a good day. In fact, this afternoon, a gentleman that would drive me to Bingo sometimes came over to see if I was doing okay. We had a nice visit. It is very nice when you realize people care more than you expect. I must say that when the “chips are down”, your true friends appear.
Stay strong, smile as much as you can and live each day to the fullest.
- Newton-John opens cancer centre (news.theage.com.au)
- Four Dental Causes of Cancer (biosil.wordpress.com)
- Day One; I Just Got Cancer Friday June 15th 2012 (ijustgotcancer.wordpress.com)