Tuesday, August 30, 2011

SO WHAT'S A LITTLE CHEMO??

My infusion went very well today. It was great to be reunited after the summer with Dr. T., my awesome oncologist. I could not ask for a better doc. (Note my red cheeks from the steroids.....those things are killers......only 1 hour and 10 minutes of sleep last night). Dr. T. would like to do a PET scan on the 21st of September, and I agreed. I told him there is a part of me that really doesn't want to know, but I know that the results of the scan will be important for future drug selections, so we do it.

Dr. T and me

The wonderful gal (and new friend), Carole......who is a nurse and breast cancer liaison at my facility......who recommended Dr. T to me.....came down to visit me during my infusion. It was so good to see her. She is a bundle of positive energy and compassion and vitality, and I love that she is there as a resource. My friend Barb is the one who told me to call Carole, her sister-in-law, and I am so grateful that my friend Jill told me to call Barb!! Funny how God works things out!!

Carole C.



My nurse Lisa got my tubing in my vein in one totally pain-free 2 second stick. I don't know if they have new needles there that don't need to be pushed into the vein, but she did not push anything after the initial poke. She is now my new needle hero!! Dick and I were out of there in an hour and a half and on our way home.



Chemotherapy has become second nature



Feeling good all afternoon and we just went for a long walk and took a very long bike road around town after dinner. Praise God for no side effects!! I consider that a miracle every month!!

3 comments:

Cole said...

OK, since we've never met, you don't know how silly I can be, but my eyes locked on September 21. Do you like Earth, Wind & Fire? If so, you may be laughing now too.

Wouldn't that be great if "September" could be our dance around, happy song as we smile gleefully?? =) I'll remember to say an EXTRA prayer each time I hear that song in the next 3 weeks!! (Which will be a lot of extra prayers from me ;))

I'm so thankful the way things have worked out with the medical crew that has come into your life. They are each part of God's beautiful tapestry He's weaving with your life. I love hearing about it!!

Mary said...

Cole...
I AM laughing and yet, WHO KNOWS? "Say do you remember dancing in September...." And I had forgotten they specifically sing of the 21st!! There may be dancin' in the streets everywhere after that scan. We never know when God is going to show up, but Earth, Wind and Fire's prediction has my vote!!

Pipsylou said...

You are just so stinking cute.