I have breast cancer, apparently. Waiting for surgery and more info and tests etc. I've elected to have a double mastectomy. Besides that, I'm a mom of two girls and I have an amazing, supportive partner. I love reading, poetry, the river, singing, running, research, and life, generally.
Things are well for me. I have not had any side effects during my treatment so far, so I generally just work full time every day, just a bit shorter hours than what I did before. I try not to start before 7am and stop work by 5pm.
I am curious what type of research everyone did. My background is Neuroscience for undergrad and Masters, with my PhD in Engineering. I primarily did memory and then transitioned to examining cognitive workload as my primary work and Neuroengineering on the side for fun....neuroprosthetics, robotics and things like that.
My PhD is in environmental toxicology, and I have had a career developing beneficial management practices for farming to protect air, land and water in Uk and in Canada. I transitioned 6 years ago to population health, and I’m really enjoying the change of focus.
Have a great day! essjay
Welcome Kat62021 qhmach MightyGrrl ....sort of a welcome, I should say....Who of us really imagined being on this site?....or, even knowing of its existence? As researchers, and active people, you may have been interested in cancer research or "New Normal" psychology. In any event--- you have struck gold. We are all interested in cancer: research, education, caregiving, patients, medical professionals......or we landed on this site by some quirky internet mistake. You have joined some of the most supportive and kind people and a website with a wealth of resources and links.
You all seem to have such positive outlooks and I am glad to learn of your experiences and status---good and not so good...
I kicked tongue cancer to the curb and have been cancer free for 2-1/2 years, following radiation. No surgery, my refusal of chemo and refusal of a gastric feeding tube. Radiation was all I agreed to, and recovery was painful...but here I am, extending light in the tunnels of your journeys. Please keep posting.
Ciao for now,
Kat62021 ....I always loved the librarians and they could be so much help. The ones at the hospital were fantastic and there were so many times that I did not have time to research things, so they would help me out and find articles for me. I had a great relationship with them and have a lot of respect for the work that they do. I have friends who received Masters and Doctorates in Library Science and it is fascinating some of the work involved.
I agree---- librarians are so knowledgeable and helpful. Librarians are often overlooked as their profession is so low-key, yet I, too, have friends who were professional librarians and they are such interesting people.At the BC Cancer Centre-Victoria, the Librarian there is a wealth of info and suggestions. Additionally, your comments regarding my presence on this site after a few years is really a testament to the support I received when first posting….during my screamingly painful tongue recovery. Yes, there are indeed many touching posts on this site! I send you supportive vibes.law