From the Heart


First, a little update.

I finished my first surgery (bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction) in December and am now going through radiation treatment. The treatment is quite extensive and brutal, honestly. The doctors and I are hopeful for a cure, but we’re realistic too and understand that the chance of recurrence is extremely high for Inflammatory Breast Cancer, making my prognosis not as good as we would like.

I’m attempting to keep up with SL stuff during all of this RL stuff. I’ve been having a lot of pain and fatigue from the radiation, which can sometimes make being online difficult. And I have been overwhelmed lately with all of the changes in my body and my life, along with the possibility that this go-around with cancer may not end as positively as my first diagnosis in 2004.

If I have not contacted you or attended a meeting, I really apologize. I didn’t expect the radiation treatment to be this bad this time around, and staying strong throughout all of this has been difficult. I’m normally very driven by duty, and I am ashamed that I may not have completed tasks for some of you.

If you try to contact me and don’t hear back, please send me a notecard in-world. You can also contact my partner.

Finally, thanks to the companies and organizations who have allowed me to blog for them. And a special thank you to all of you who have read my blog and liked my pictures on Flickr. You’re all so awesome, and I’m thankful for your support.

Normally I would credit everything in this photo, but I slept very little last night and am in pain.

The photo was taken in Calas Galadhon. The dress is from Hilly Haalan, and the boots are from KC | Couture. The hairstyle is from Wasabi Pills, with all jewelry from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery. Finally, the pose is from :North Moon:.

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