Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Busy week!

It's finally starting to feel like things are really happening. This week will be filled with doctor visits and tests. Yesterday I had a general physical so they could listen to my lungs, tell me I'm fat, draw blood, etc. Tomorrow I'll have my PET scan, Thursday morning the chest MRI, and then I'll meet with the medical oncologist to go over the results of all the tests and set up the treatment plan. At some point I'll go in and get a port installed in my neck for the chemo, but they haven't set that up yet. I imagine chemo will start next week.

I don't have much else to report. People ask me how I'm doing, and the answer is always the same. "I'm OK. Tired." My energy level sucks. There's some pain but it's managed. My spirits are pretty good. I'm just tired of waiting for it all to begin and for it to begin already. Once it's begun, I suspect I'll feel differently, haha! Enjoying my silly blue hair. I have plans to attend a class where they give you makeup tips and give you free product, teach you how to wear scarves, etc. That should be fun. I'm not much of a makeup person (except when I perform, and then it's OTT), but I might wear some on days I need to feel pretty.

I'm anxious to hear the results of the PET scan and MRI. That will tell me how big the tumor is and how far the cancer has spread. At some point, I'll also go to a genetic counselor to see if I carry the BRCA (I think that's it) gene. If I do, that increases the chance of recurrence and will affect my decisions come surgery time.

So, still more waiting. But at least we're almost in motion.

1 comment:

  1. The scarf class is a great idea! Hopefully you can go before you start- or not too long after you start treatment so your brain will work better.

    I wish I had gone to one. I tried to figure some styles out from this pamphlet and could not do it.