Remember that feeling being a kid home alone at night, when every time the house creeks the only reasonable conclusion is that there's a monster just waiting for you around the corner?
Cancer is my monster.
Lately I was noticing/coping with new constant pain on my hip, it rang some loud alarm bells. After a few weeks hoping it would go away I decided to have it looked at. In addition to the pain I was getting very lethargic; waking up from not even knowing what I was doing before and sleeping 14-16 hours a day.
Because of the changes I decided to get things checked out. A couple of weeks ago I got x-rays on my hip to see if the tumor had any new friends hanging out.
Not that hospital gowns need to be fashionable, but the last one was on the verge of humiliating. It was not one size fits all. If I was any taller I would've needed to make the ensemble a two piece. My waist is only 33", but I was still too wide, the x-ray technician was helping it close in the back when I needed to lie on my side.
|The Paper Gown Patient|
Anywho... If you are like me, I did not know the names of where the pain was/is. My pain was in my sacrum and ilium area on my left side.