Yesterday was my second visit to the radiation therapy center. I dutifully checked in with my little ID bracelet, got changed, and was in the crowded back waiting room for only a couple of minutes when the technician came to get me. She introduced herself (I’m going to call her A1) and the other three… Continue reading Let the zapping begin
This morning I was thinking of what I might post today since I have not posted anything in a while. Not much cancer stuff has happened in the last several days; staying busy with holiday stuff instead. I thought I’d just post a quick update, along the lines of: No new hair growth yet, I… Continue reading Ok, really 2016?
Today was my third and final medical appointment of the week: surgery to remove my port, since I don’t need it anymore! I scheduled the surgery for 9am, because you can’t eat or drink (not even water) after midnight, so the sooner the better. What I did not realize was that that meant we had… Continue reading No More Port!
Today was appointment #2 of the week: my first visit with Dr. Zap, my radiation oncologist. Well, not the very first visit – we met Dr. Zap a long time ago, when I first got my diagnosis. We really liked him, and today did not change that opinion. At today’s appointment, he explained to us that he… Continue reading New Tattoos!
This week I have three different cancer-related medical appointments in three days. Tomorrow I have my radiation oncology mapping appointment, and Thursday I get to go under general anesthesia to have my port removed (yahoo!) – I will try to take recovery room selfies as always. Today’s appointment was my first physical therapy appointment to… Continue reading Lymphedema
I mentioned in my hat shopping post that none of the photos in that post were of hats I’d actually purchased, just ones I’d tried on for fun. Here is a fashion blog post with the first of the hats I DID buy that I wore out in public. I wore this outfit to a happy… Continue reading New Black Fedora
Last week I treated myself to a shopping spree at the Village Hat Shop in Hillcrest. I decided I wanted to find myself some fancy hats for the holidays. Although I’ve had my final chemo infusion, I’m expecting to be bald for a while – based on what I’ve heard anecdotally, I’m guessing that my hair… Continue reading Hat Shopping
After each chemotherapy session, I was given a drug called Neulasta. The drug works to boost the white blood cell count, and it seemed to work really well; at each of my chemo sessions, they did a blood test and my WBC counts were always above the normal range. Initially I was careful about contagion and… Continue reading CAUTION!! HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL!
I have not posted in a while because it’s been fairly uneventful here in cancerville; yet pretty hectic in Santaville. Making my list and checking it twice. Usually at Christmastime I clean out the kids’ playroom (aka our family room) to make room for new toys, and to make it so that people can actually use the… Continue reading Achoo.
I came across a recent article in the NYT the other day that I read and thought about blogging about but initially decided not to. But then a breast cancer support Facebook group I’m in posted on this topic, with active commentary and strong opinions. So now I have thoughts, and when I have thoughts,… Continue reading I’m fine, thank you; and how are you?