Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sluffing School

I sluffed school today (yes, that IS the way you spell it). Well, technically I had two doctor's appointments in Salt Lake, but it felt like I was sluffing! I refused to take any time off of school for cancer. I mean, I took two weeks for my mastectomy and one period for my first chemo and one period for another chemo session, but that's it. Screw you cancer! You won't interfere in my life!

But now, I don't have cancer anymore. So that means I can take time off! I needed an appointment with my fabulous surgeon to discuss my second mastectomy that I'm getting because I feel like it. He sees patients in clinic from 8:15 to 11:45 on Thursdays. Okay, I said, I guess I'll see him between 8:15 and 11:45 on Thursday! And while I was at it, I saw my fabulous oncologist and had lunch with my fabulous mom and fabulous social worker/friend. To do all this, I was forced (forced, I tell you!) to take the whole day off. Hooray! Too bad it was snowing all day so I was worried about driving, but it was a wonderful mental health day. I do hate missing school, though, and I'll have to miss a whole week for my other mastectomy. Oh well. I guess that's why they give you the sick days!

Incidentally, I found out there were a fair number of teachers who didn't know I had cancer and was wearing a wig. I feel a little depressed. Am I not important enough to be gossiped about?

1 comment:

About Us said...

Best line ever: "am I not important enough to be gossiped about?'

You can betcha they are gossiping NOW about how they (and others) didn't know you had cancer. Best reason to be talked about behind your back, I say.