Alright, I’m trying to do more “fun writing,” but am finding my stalling on that front is keeping me from updating you all on my general state.  When last I checked in with you (nearly a week ago..pathetic), I had just had a procedure done at my hospital of choice (University of Washington Medical Ctr.), the result of which would be the installation of a shunt (kind of like a drain) that would help me get rid of my puffy head. 

As surgeries go, this thing went off without a hitch.  Now, I really had little idea what this actually meant, in terms of lasting impact on my body, nor do I still.  All I know is that the puffy head is gone, and a slightly visible tube running down my neck & chest remains, along with a pretty noticeable bump at the shunt entry point on top of my head.  All together now: ewwwww…

My employers (a local school district here in NW WA) have been incredible.  Just this week, I began a low-responsibilty, high-flexibility position based out of the Special Programs office (mostly plugging holes in programs at this point, plus taking tasks off peoples’ hands.  Not amazingly rewarding stuff, but that’s a small price to pay for the incredible schedule flexibility I’m being shown).

Then, after a four-day absense ( not a small thing these days), I was right back at UWMC this past Wed. for my monthly chemo treatment (no scan this month – that’ll come in mid-Oct).  Everything pretty much went as it usually does…

That’s about all the depth I can conjure up tonight; thanks for your continued support, prayer, & encouragement!