How did I get here? How did I end up with a caring bridge page? It was a cold. I get them all the time. I work at a small Catholic School in the Chicagoland area, I'm the administrative assistant and part time unqualified nurse. The sniffles once in a while are just part of the job. But this. This cold wouldn't go away. I went in to a couple of minute clinics, an immediate care doctor, and eventually an internist. Sinus infection, yeah that's what I thought. Nope, still have it, here are some more drugs. Oh, sounds like it's become bronchitis. Hmm, still got it? Why don't you go to the hospital for a chest x-ray. In the ER was the first time I heard the word cancer. I've heard that word a lot since.
I used to hear about how funny and sarcastic I am. Now I hear that I am brave and strong. I'd like all four of those things to remain true through this whole thing, let's see if I can't manage it.