Monday [Radiation Therapy – Day 19]:
7:10am-7:55am Drive from Home to RTher
8:15am-9:00am Appointment with ROnc
9:00am-9:30am Waiting for requested med records to be printed
9:30am-9:45am Making additional acupuncture appointments
[Going from only on non-support-group weeks to weekly, for now, at least while I’m still in radiation therapy, and while Mo is in her clinical rotation (before she graduates and the next class comes in).]
9:45am-10:00am Walked over to lab building across the street (Please see “Seriously, this Woman Knows Her Way Around a Vein – I’m Naming Names Again“) to get my lab results that should have been faxed to me last week. Yep.
10:00am-10:15am Drive from Disney Family Cancer Center to Work
[With a drive through McDonalds
for junk 740 calorie breakfast (eggs, sausage, hashbrowns, biscuit) – really, there’s only so much one can shoehorn into a morning and still get anywhere near a full-day’s work done.]
5:30pm-5:45pmpm Drive from Work to Acupuncture
7:00pm-7:55pm Drive from Acupuncture to Home
Tuesday [Radiation Therapy – Day 20]:
7:15am-8:00am Drive from Home to RTher
8:00am-8:20am Wait for RTher
8:25am-8:35am Slather boob goop/visit with “Dana”
[I had invited “Dana” to join me at Support Group, which is tonight, and then go to breffast tomorrow before going home to rest after we do our crazy crack-of-dawn cancer business, but…
… it seems her blood work yesterday is such that they didn’t do her chemo, and she’s been feeling like something’s going in her body just now, so she’s not really supposed to be around people until her blood counts recover – this all means that her immune system is compromised to a point where she needs to be Extra-Careful ’til things turn back around.
She told me she was disappointed and I am too. Of course, timing may not have worked out tomorrow anyway with my new CT films, but I hadn’t had a chance to tell her about that. She said she’d call and I reminded her that we both have the rest of our lives to get to know each other if we want, and we’d keep trying to just find some quiet time for us to hang together some.
Throw up a little prayer for my new friend, if ya feel like it? Thanks.]
8:35am-9:00am Drive from RTher to Work
[With 1 stop to put gas in the car and buy lottery tickets. Damn, if there was any time I could go for winning a lottery that would allow me to quit my job, if even just for a while, it’s now!]
[Seems I’m back to shorties to make up work time missed for medical appts.]
5:30pm-6:30pm Drive from Work to Support Group
7:00pm-8:30pm Support Group
8:30pm-9:15pm Drive from Support Group to Home
[Yeah, sorry, you only get two days of this week. Even with taking Wed off – this week was my first of 4 consecutive Wednesdays off – I’m getting pretty tired.
It’s weird, the treatment really doesn’t feel like much – you can’t see it, smell it, or taste it – and yet it can lay you low.]
Additional Tasks Accomplished This Week:
– wrote check for housecleaner who came the Monday after Thanksgiving instead of her regularly-scheduled day which landed on the day after Thanksgiving last week
– made it working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
– bought lottery tickets for the first time in weeks (months?)
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