of my blow by blow of cancer treatments, disease, testing and on and on?
Some days I am.
Went to Cincinnati for the weekend and met my newest Doctor. He seemed very nice, and most of the staff seemed very nice. I didn’t particularly like the offices. Seemed to big and too old. I’m spoiled by my luxury chemo places. We did get through the 20 some page release and consent form so that’s good to go.
Tomorrow I will have a full CT Scan, and on Wednesday morning I will have an echocardiogram (ultrasound of my heart). Then we will drive back down to Cincinnati on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning we will go back to my new doctors office and start chemo. The meds can have a bad cardiac reaction so they won’t start until I prove my heart is good. It is. The only other seriousness is you can have a bad reaction if your body rejects the medicine. Since the meds have antibodies from other bodies it’s possible to have a reaction just like if you had a transfusion or a transplant. It’s not a show stopper, they just put you on anti-rejection meds and keep going.
I have to see the doctor before I start chemo every time I go down. They will also keep much closer track of my tumors, with CT Scans, than they did for previous chemo’s. This is all part of the clinical trial program so they have to follow very specific guidelines.
My neighbor attacked me with hugs and tears in my driveway today. She was very sweet.
Went to yoga this morning. Assuming I am not too sick from the barium and dye tomorrow I will go work out tomorrow afternoon. OH! That was the other funny part of my doctors appointment in Cincinnati. I had worked out on Tuesday and did exactly 11 too many lunges. I could not get up or down from a chair without grabbing things, or walk without a limp. It’s very important that you are healthy enough and strong enough to be put on a clinical trial! It’s part of the form they fill out, is the patient able to get around okay and unassisted!! I had to make I explained to everyone that I wasn’t feeble, just stupid.
I will be very careful if I work out tomorrow to not over due legs because if I show up in Cincinnati unable to walk again they’re not going to believe me.
I NEED a vacation, I really do.