Thursday, September 20, 2012

So I've gotten my "chemo haircut", and I'm glad to know that once my hair starts growing out some once chemo is done that I will like the short hair okay.  Hair seems like such a silly thing to worry about, but if that keeps me from stressing about other aspects I'll take it.

This has been a crazy week.  I have definitely been feeling stronger which is a good thing since I've had lots of appointments.  I am just so happy that I was cleared to drive again.  I am a horrible passenger, and hate to ride with others, so the 3 weeks & 5 days of being unable to drive was torture both for me and for those stuck having to drive me everywhere!   I had my PETscan on Monday, and I should find out those results from the oncologist on next Tuesday before the chemo treatment.  Still keeping fingers crossed and saying prayers that the scan will be clear.  Tuesday was the plastic surgeon appointment that cleared me to drive but still not to lift more than a gallon of milk or to sweat when exercising or to do much more than walking. This is Florida so that means being very creative to get some exercising in and still meet that requirement.  Wednesday was meeting with a cardiologist since one of the chemo drugs can cause heart problems, but thankfully the echocardiogram that was done today shows that everything is starting off in good shape.  Throw in a dentist appointment and eating with some people a couple of times, and I feel like I've done a lot.

I'm glad to have been busy this week, because I'm back in the waiting game with waiting for the chemo to start.  That can get a bit overwhelming so I've had a few moments, but I know it will pass just as everything else has.  I know that chemo won't be fun, but hopefully the anticipation is worse than the reality and it will go as well as it possibly can. At least I'm already armed with a bunch of meds for side effects if it does go badly.   

I'm hoping to get to church this Sunday and to have some fun this weekend before the chemo zaps my energy again.   Hoping  I will remember to be still & that this too shall pass, and a happy weekend to all!

1 comment:

  1. thanks so much for the updates---you have the sweetest attitude---i appreciate your real, human, genuine approach to everything---you don't say the perfect little say what you're really thinking and all your little heart thoughts---sending prayers up and blessings to you (: