I totally forgot to write about last week’s doctors visits…

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#1. Dr. R…radiology oncologist…I talked to her about the pros and cons of consenting to the radiation treatments…cons; it is EVERYDAY, a couple of weeks into it my throat will feel like food is sticking, my neck and chest may get red (which will result in stopping treatments for a while), there is an increased chance of getting breast cancer, fatigue, and aches in the neck…pros; killing what (if any) cancer that is still hanging around…

most (if not all) of these are no more severe than the effects of chemotherapy…actually most of them are much less severe…so in the interest in being practical I will start radiation treatments next Tuesday (November 30th)…

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#2. Dr. M…oncologist…we just discussed my bloodwork…it seems to be getting somewhat better…he decreased my steroids by half (which is exciting)…but he was very clear to say that he does not thing we are done with this whole hemolysis thing…so we wait…I continue to get regular bloodwork, and have appointments with him every other week…

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I’m nervous about starting radiation…I think that is why I have been a little jittery, anxious all week…yesterday after work it took me FOREVER to get tired and get to sleep…it is catching up with me right now, and I am sure I will sleep well tonight…

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I have noticed a marked difference in my energy level the past couple of weeks…it has been SO NICE…I feel the healthiest I’ve felt in over a year…I know this will not become ‘normal’ for me until after the radiation treatments are over, but it is nice to have a taste of the future…

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving…have you put your Christmas decorations up yet? I think mom is getting the decorations down this afternoon, hopefully this energy will stay until next week so I can decorate the house…

 





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