One first speaks to the therapist that I have made happy with the huge client load I am passing on. Add two for this week. Because of the heat, I had the air conditioner on in our room and was trying to nap. I thought I heard two men yelling and thought what is going on. I open the door and step right into Duncan and Noah who are Nick's friends and they look like deer in the headlights. There I am with full Mr. Magoo beauty of a bald chicken fuzz head and big glasses. There was the normal nervous giggle, omg thoughts and a track race for the front door. I wanted a fifth of scotch! Nick thought is was no big deal. I have seen Noah since then and he seems okay, but heck the therapist might be good! That couch is getting crowded!
One also speaks to the last chemo. It is July 16. I will be graduating from chemo and preparing for the next step as Dr. Paige call it. The following week is spent in testing for just how well the chemo did and to ensure no other issues lurking around. Then it is a week of trying on surgery gear, getting my teeth cleaned finally and maybe a pedicure if they tighten up enough not to fall off! The final two weeks before surgery are for relaxing and rest to gear up as well as building up red and white blood cells. It is also my time to prepare for the emotional part of what is a bi-lateral mastectomy.
The chemo journey has been interesting and I have a lot to reflect on as I sort out the past 20 weeks. Great health care, nurses, doctors, family and friends have made this journey possible. That is a blessing for me. I look around and KNOW that I am loved and can do this thing as Matt says.
My numbers are still great. My port is trying to act up, but Lolinda my normal nurse for blood drawn is a pro at making it act right. We are now trying an oral antibiotic with the foot cream to see if that doesn't help. It is. As Dr. K says, it could be an allergic reaction to the TAXOL or it could just be a fungus and yeast infection that my immune system cannot fight off. Hopefully this will help.
My ride was lovely Melinda LeClercq who spent time chitty chatting with me before we left. It was fun to catch up on her world, I will plug her here as a new realtor for Coldwell Banker Bain. She is off for some family fun in August (jealous) and is trying to work on her bucket list although I tell her it is Sam and I that should start that first! I got home and rested and was a little more tired this week. Last night I took my normal bedtime drug routine and of course, no sleep. I got up at 11 took the good ole Medical M drops and I think I got to sleep around 2. Whoo hoo. Love living in the legal state! I got a good 5 hours which makes the weekend so much better.
I am off to walk with Melissa and maybe a little swim if it warms up. I have been walking some lately as that will be my only option starting in mid August thru November. Just a step!!!!! But by June 17 I will be buff, perky and taking Mel on at the pool
So hang in there with me ONE MORE TIME and the chemo is done. Hair comes back and maybe just maybe some eyelashes and eyebrows. God can keep the rest!! Thanks for being my support. Don't stop now. The fun is just beginning!
Love to you all and the therapist!