More: It was a long, long day, but I got two major diagnostics done and did not get too tired. Everyone I encountered was friendly, concerned and competent. Now I await the results and news about what's going to happen next.
We are adjusting. I'm paying more attention to creature comforts; I have never really been big on them but they now seem essential to my continued mental equilibrium. A med I'm taking has gotten the horrible coughing spells I was having under control. My appetite, while not robust, is adequate. I managed to sleep through the night last night. Every day I completely unplug for an hour or so and just rest.
And just a general Thank You for all the support you are giving me now, my blogger friends. I am so happy that I have been able to meet so many of you in person, too. I've hesitated to tell some of my friends here about my cancer diagnosis but will do so this week.
Update: The news is not good, but the docs are doing their best and I have a lot of support. I'll need chemo for starters. It's an adenocarcinoma with metastases into several different organs besides the lungs. Chemo will begin after a gene analysis.