Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Upcoming Schedule

I have my fourth chemo coming up on Thursday morning. This will be another 7:00am blood draw/port access, then an 8:00am infusion. The one issue with this last week was that I finished my blood draw at 7:20, then had to sit in the waiting room of the infusion room until 8:05 when the nurses got out of their meeting and all the patients finally went back to their beds (I mean, it's early morning—wouldn't you rather be in a bed than a waiting room?). My nurse (Judy this time, who I also knew before) suggested that I ask at the front desk if I can just go back and get settled, knowing that nothing is going to happen before 8:00. I am perfectly fine spending 45 minutes lazing around doing virtually nothing—that is my life these days—so I'm going to try for it.

This Friday morning at 9:00am I have another chest CT scheduled, followed by an appointment with Dr. Specht to see the results. Of course we are hoping for some significant changes in the lung nodules, and I think we will see some. On days that my guts are behaving more like normal, I can breathe pretty (comparatively) easily—lots more room for the diaphragm to stretch out those lungs—so I'm feeling pretty good about the results.

I have my next brain MRI and follow-up with Dr. Jason scheduled for July 1, so in a couple weeks we'll have more information about everything and the next steps.

2 comments:

allyson said...

As always, thank you for these updates. I'm so glad to hear your guts are doing well! :)

xoxo

Andrienne said...

This is always as I have suspected - bloating affects singing, at least that is my excuse - and I'm stickin' to it!