Well, I am in the process of working to publish that story, but I'll give you the skinny here (lucky for me, cancer did give me the skinny - at least in the beginning).
19**: I am born (loudest baby in the nursery)
19**: I visit Israel for the first time
199*: Accepted to NYU Tisch (musical theatre), but who wants to be on Broadway, really?
199*: Take some time off from college to return to Israel
199*: Move to Pittsburgh for school
1999: Met future husband (I knew right away, took him a bit longer to figure it out) in Israel
2000: Graduated from college
2002: Earned my Master's, become an official teacher
2003: Mooshu arrives
2005: Got married!
2006: First house
2007: Judah B is born
2008: Wanting #2
2009: Start trying for #2
2010: And then...
Jan 2010: can't breathe when laying flat (so I just laid on my left side), got a little cough going, doc (subbing for my real doc who was out on maternity leave) says it is reflux, take a zantac before bed.
Feb 2010: no dice
March 2010: still can't breathe
April 2010: nope, no breathing, also feeling a bit itchy
May 2010: finally make an appointment with a GI specialist for my "reflux" and go to get the chest X-ray the doc prescribed in January (oops)
May 26, 2010: results are in, large grapefruit mass in my chest, proceed to the diagnosis process
June 17, 2010: multiple biopsies and scans later, it is officially Primary Mediastinal Large B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (aka cancer)
|such a pretty gown selection|
|there now, that's more like it! thanks, For Pete's Sake!|