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Nov 09

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We are back up and running driving!  Brad wins best-husband-ever points again as he bought us a minivan.  There are many adventures to come, and all four of us are excited.  When he went to get the license plates off my old car, he also had the brilliance to retrieve the bumper stickers.  It worked, and he promptly put the stickers on the new van.  Woo!  We have capitalized on our cargo capacity and filled all seven seats a few times already, so we are really taking advantage of the new vehicle.  Yay Brad! Physically, I am in a place where I have more energy than I did for the six months prior.  The treatment change has meant less flu-like symptoms, so I’m quite happy about that change.  As ever, my body keeps my on my toes though; I have a bunch of side effects that I’m constantly buffering (but again, all of them combined are less than the “funk” of the last drug, so I’ll take it!)  My toe infections are back, and oddly my right thumb is giving me problems too.  Joint stiffness, dry skin, hot flashes, and stomach issues also require management.  I have a predictable-but-not-predictable bout of nausea every seventy-two hours or so.  Weird.  Last, but not least is my hot pink face.  Dr. Wonderful officially labeled it a severe acne rash today, brought on by the new drug, which causes photosensitivity, which causes the rash, so I take another drug to manage the rash, which also causes more photosensitivity.  Luckily, with no breasts and on-again-off-again hair over the past few years, I have a lot of practice at not feeling self-conscious about my physical appearance.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; we’re walking that out daily around my house. With these transitions, changes around my house, the leaves falling, and time passing, I’m feeling a bit of a season of change.  I’m itching to put “what’s next” on the calendar, but I don’t know what “it” should be.  I’m at loathe to overcommit and engage where I shouldn’t be, so I’m trying to wait it out and sift the priorities (and resources) to the surface.  I’m very fixed on my insular goal of...

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