Sunday, August 02, 2009

Radiation is in the future...


Well, I thought I would have started my radiation by now.


It seems that indeed, I need to learn patience.


I was told by my oncologist that I should be done with my treatment by Halloween.


Halloween!


Apparently, the trick is on me.


My appointment on Wednesday was two weeks after my last chemo. Now I need to go to a new OB/GYN doctor, as my regular doctor doesn't accept my insurance plan, and get a PAP Smear and general check-up.


Then I have an appointment with my surgeon to discuss the removal of my port. I'll be thrilled to get rid of it. Wearing a sports bra 24/7 hasn't been comfortable. But after the consultation, then the surgery, and after that recovery.


In mid-September there is the bone density test. Radiation has something to do with that. It's on the cancer protocol sheet and my oncologist goes by the book. Then another mammogram.


Then about ten days after that I see my oncologist again. I hope that the radiation will start after that. It's six weeks with radiation five days a week. The radiation will last for about a minute, the drive to and fro will be an hour and a half. I was going to use some of the grand kids as drivers, but school will be in session, so that plan is out. Not that I feel I need a driver, but the dh is insistent.


I am so anxious to go on a trip, to do something out of the ordinary, to visit old friends, to have a family retreat, to be determined cancer-free. Is my list too long? No. It's been almost a year since I was diagnosed.


So many people have reached out their hands to me in this time, and I truly appreciate it. They have made this journey bearable and heart-warming.


Life is good!



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1 Comments:

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Anne MacFarlane said...

Donna, I just wanted to wish you the best on your journey.

I've been coming to your website and connecting to your helpful links over the last few years as I try to write a romance novel. Thank-you and take care.

Anne

 

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