Cancer, health, biking, and stuff

A month or two ago my mom told me that her sister (my Aunt, but I’m not allowed to call her that, she’s just Jill,) had found a lump in her breast. I didn’t hear anything about it after that until today.

Today I found out that she’s undergoing chemotherapy.

I should feel more connected to this fact, and yet I do not. Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with me.

In other news, I may or may not have a kidney stone. At the very least, I seem to have some sort of Urinary tract or bladder infection. The pain could be from a kidney stone, it has been reasoned. I’m now on Antibiotics for a week and a half – the same ones that Adam’s on! Huzzah! At least I know the side effects, and I only have to take it for ten days.

I also went to the gym tonight, although I kept the workout pretty short. I did, however, go, which is the first hurdle really. Since I’ve started going last week, I’ve managed to not wimp out once on the days I promised I would go. I’m also biking again, and my new route is pretty much a constant uphill the whole way home, taking about 25 minutes. It’s hard work. I will celebrate on the day that I notice it’s not hard work anymore.

Picture a Day Project is Updated.


  • cyn

    April 28, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    good grief – the two of you have such bizarre health issues. i’m so sorry you’re having this crap to deal with!

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      April 28, 2006 at 5:09 pm

      The really weird thing is, all this happened as we changed to living more healthily. Maybe living slothfully was better for us?

      Eh, I’d rather be healthy really. 🙂

      • cyn

        April 28, 2006 at 5:58 pm

        is there no happy medium somewhere? where having a bag of cheezies just once a month prevents kidney stones?

  • bgrice

    April 29, 2006 at 8:51 pm

    Ack. That sucks.

    I have so far avoided the dreaded kidney stones, but I am told that this is something that I will experiance at some point in my life. Apparently my family has some kind of genetic thing that causes our kidneys to leach calcium and phospherous from our blood. The leaching of calcium has two effects: Kindney stones (yuch), and a distinct tendancy towards ostiopin/ostioperosus (sp?) (double-yuch). Of course, to prevent the bones problems, they prescribe calcium suppliments… which just increases the frequancy and size of the kidney stones.

    I am not looking forward to my forties, BTW.

    Good luck with all of this. Hopefully this is the correct diagnosis, however unpleasent, so that it can be treated.

  • Anonymous

    May 16, 2007 at 1:12 am

    Thank god David Suzuki is NDP!

    I am no fan of conservatives! Thank God David Suzuki is an NDP, and way to go Mr Suzuki by getting in Tory Environment Ministers John Bairds face by saying his environmental plan is a “disappointment”. A disappointment, indeed! 🙂