I met with the Radiation Oncologist yesterday. This is the doctor at the Cancer Center that will oversee my radiation treatments. She was super nice and caring. She took the time to explain the whole process to me and was patient in answering all kinds of questions. I only cried once while there when she asked if I had kids and wanted to know their ages. She then talked about down the road the types of medication I will need take and the impact on the ovaries. I don’t really know what all the medications are and that will be a question for my Medical Oncologist meeting which is scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon. The days I meet with my doctors are always emotional days for me. My emotions just pour open. The last test (recurrence risk test) I am waiting for won’t have the results back until June 4. At that time I should know for sure the chemo question. Regardless, whatever my treatments will be should most likely begin June 13, the day before Jacob turns 9.
The area that was operated on is feeling better day by day. I have started stretching exercises at home on my right arm. I am determined to not have to be sent to physical therapy to gain the motion back in my arm. The simple task of lifting my right arm above my head has been challenging to this point. My incision site is healing up great.
My mom returned home today to VA. She plans to return back to Chicago the week of June 6 so she can be around when my treatments begin. The kids get out of school June 7 so the extra help will be greatly appreciated.
I just wanted to mention again how much I appreciate all of the meals, cards, flowers, etc. I also read and re-read my care pages on a regular basis. Between the cards and care pages I have a lot of positive people around me so if I feel sad or down I just read these again and they lift my spirits tremendously. It is because of you all is why I feel so strong, positive, and upbeat so THANK YOU for standing by my side through this journey.