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Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日
yoko katz February 24, 2015

Teaching Tuesday 火曜日授業の日

I am bundled up for another very cold day in NY.

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Reconstruction in Progress 乳房再建途中経過
yoko katz February 15, 2015

Reconstruction in Progress 乳房再建途中経過

It was exactly a month after my reconstruction surgery that I had an appointment at the reconstruction surgeon's office.  I don't have any more arm movements restrictions after a month of not be able to lift them no higher than my shoulders.  I am set free!

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Day 6: Killing my time while healing
yoko katz August 13, 2014

Day 6: Killing my time while healing

It was better, again, than yesterday.  I really hope this improvement in the past Day 5 and Day 6 will be my cycle for the rest of my 5 chemotherapy.  In the next cycle, I will be teaching on Day 6.  When there is some "must do" things that I care, I should be able to pull myself together on Day 6, I can tell.  The course is called Fashion Economics.  It is a field of economics, but main theme is about fashion.  I created the course outline, proposed to and approved by collage and NY state.  It is brand new and only run for 2 semesters yet.  This will be my third semester teaching that subject.  This semester, it expanded into 2 courses.  I am excited about it.  I am the only one who can teach that course and no other economists can replace me.  I must do it! [physically] My body is 1/4 of my regular energy level.  A light fatigue.  Laying down most of the time.  Nausea around lunch time and I took a medicine.  No appetite.  Never feel hungry without eating any snack during a day.  Talking is not too tiring (it used to). I will contact doctor's office tomorrow to inquire about my continuous spotty period, still going on.  Today was it's 8th day. [emotionally] BORED.  I feel like a day after my fever is gone after catching a cold (yes, that is more emotionally).  Slightly positive.   Comments and e-mails from friends made me smile :-)! I am so bored, but I don't want to be actively moving around.  I tried to go out for a walk, but it started to rain and I turned around to head home.  I finally cleaned our kitchen casual dining table.  I did not realize but if I don't do it, things just pile up!   Dishes are served on top of them.  Table glass was sticky, I could not stand it any more and I could move and clean it.  I can see my husband is handful with taking care of me and our son while he does his job.  I will do what I can. My boredom set a light on my photography again today.  I don't want to walk around much.  I am afraid of contacting many people as I am more prone to infection today.  Photography requires some time and now it is a perfect time.  I had not done that for awhile. 日本語で

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