When Dr. Cancer gave me the news that I’d need chemo, we talked about a ton of stuff in a fairly short window of time. One of the topics covered was whether or not I should get a port, since the chemo drugs are administered through IV. It’s always been a struggle to find a… Continue reading Becoming a Human Pin Cushion
I went to the dentist today for a cleaning. You’re saying, “Hey, this is a cancer blog, not a ‘what did you do today’ blog!” But I promise, it’s related; bear with me! My next dental cleaning appointment was not scheduled until September. But during Chemo 101, I was told not to go to the… Continue reading Yay. An early visit to the dentist.
In my previous post, I promised a TMI report of my breast expansion appointment today. Well I hate to disappoint; but it was pretty uneventful. It was basically the same as last time, except without the part about removing stitches and a drain. Dr. FixIt numbed the skin, and then injected some saline into the… Continue reading The Boob-iverse Itself Keeps on Expanding and Expanding…*
It’s been a quiet week in Lake Cancer-be-gone. I’m back at work and life is pretty normal right now. Tomorrow I will have my breast expanded (well that’s not a phrase I ever thought I’d say), and I’m sure I’ll be providing plenty of TMI on that subject later. For now I thought I’d announce… Continue reading Introducing the Shrine O’ Cancer
First I was told I’d most likely only need a lumpectomy + radiation, but that turned into a mastectomy. Then they thought I’d get away with just the mastectomy and no chemo; but one positive lymph node was found, indicating chemo + radiation. So when it was explained to me that I’d need CT &… Continue reading “No Distant Disease”
It’s back to work I go! Yesterday was my first day back and it went fine. It was somewhat of a short day, as they all will be this week, due to the drop off and pick up timing at the kids’ camp. It was made even shorter by plenty of hallway chats, hugs, and… Continue reading Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho
Today was much less hectic than yesterday. (Aren’t Tuesdays always better than Mondays?) I dropped the kids off at MBAC with no more drama. I was able to plug my car in right there – yesterday the lot was full, and the car chargers here had ICE cars blocking them. Today that was not a… Continue reading It’s an Echocardiogram!
I expected today to be hectic and it did not disappoint. This week, the kids are in Watersports Camp at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center. The MBAC is a solid 30 minutes from home, all the way at the beach, and drop-off is 7:30-8am, so at 7am we headed out the door – this is… Continue reading Radioactive!
Yesterday after my drain removal (etc.), I had two hours to kill before I was scheduled to take an informational class about chemotherapy. The appointment with Dr. FixIt was in Rancho Bernardo, and the class was in Torrey Pines. I thought about going to Nordstrom to check out their bras – I’ve been told they’re… Continue reading Chemotherapy and You
Two appointments were scheduled for today: Dr. FixIt, and Chemo 101 class. I’ll save the Chemo class for a separate post. I am completely loving Dr. FixIt and his staff! My appointment with him was scheduled before I signed up for the Chemo 101 class, and the timing was not going to work. So,… Continue reading No More Drain!