Hello! :) Could you reply with 5 things that make you happy + send this to the last 10 people in your notes (if you want to)? :-)
1.) What I’m happiest about is, after over a month of waiting and tests and biopsies, we finally know more details about mom’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.
She has IDC (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma), the most common type of breast cancer. Surgery is in less than two weeks, normally she’d have to wait months but I’ve been told dad made a scene at the hospital :/ (which caused mom to break into tears) and they scheduled it earlier than normal. “What’s the point of discovering the cancer early if they take ages to get you into surgery?“ dad said.
Since some folks here asked me what type of surgery it’ll be, the doctor said they’ll only remove the tumor and part of the breast tissue surrounding it (the cut goes all the way down to the rib cage), as well as axillary (underarm) lymph nodes if needed, so cancer cells do not spread there where they can travel to the rest of the body.
Thank you again to everyone who’s sent me kind messages about mom! ♥♥♥
Keeping my fingers crossed surgery goes well. We don’t know the particulars about future chemo and radiation therapy yet but at least things are in motion. Thank goodness.
2.) Getting positive asks in my mailbox, they always cheer me up! Sometimes I can’t reply right away due to things happening offline (or if tumblr gives me upload problems and won’t let me put gifs into them, so irritating!) but I do it as soon as I can. Apologies to those who are still waiting!
3.) Movie and tv trailers (both watching and anticipating them), watching live streams of conventions (Star Wars Celebration!), youtube videos of people unpacking and deboxing their con merch and making appreciative noises, con exclusives like special types of figurines or pins or cool t-shirt designs, just seeing people happy over the swag they got. Living vicariously through other fans’ con experiences because I can’t be there myself. :)
4.) This might be a bit silly but those perfume tester strips you get for free with your purchase, I’ve discovered my fave perfume this way - Jungle by KENZO - and have worn it for many years. As a kid I had a little box to store the strips in and liked to fantasize about future me buying all the favourites. :)
pengweng penguin mom got me recently for my figurine collection, I didn’t have the version with the baby penguin yet, awww:
Thank you, mummy! Penguins remind me of a certain Belgian detective, ya know? ;) I have four penguins so far!