So wait, medication isn’t the answer to all my problems? Medication has side effects? Aw crud.
Had a rough week. We had a visit on Wednesday to my main onco at Penn and follow up with surgeon at Penn on Wednesday. All went well, except the part where we set the date. GULB! I’ve really only cried twice during all this. The first time was when I got the results of the CGA tumor marker test. The second time was when they set the surgery date. Things get a little too real when you put a date on something!
Anyhow, following our Big Day at Penn, I came home and took a nap. I woke up with gallbladder pain which lasted all night and resulted in a trip to the ER Thursday am for fluids and an abdominal exam. Sadly, they performed an ultrasound, which is the most invasive non-invasive procedure I’ve ever known. I should have refused it, but lack of sleep, hydration and caffeine had my defenses down. My liver and gallbladder are still bruised from the tech ogling the tumors on my liver. Their prognosis? The tumor on my liver is still there. Well duh and thank you very much. Honestly, without the ultrasound, I would have been better sooner. As it is, I haven’t been to work since Tuesday, and am thankful I was actually scheduled off this weekend so I could recover.
My original plan was to hang with Rod for the weekend, but he had other plans, like going to see the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City. So we had to call in Douv to come babysit me for the weekend. It was pretty sad, as all I did was sit on the couch on watch stupid movies and TV shows. Poor Douv, driving 5 hours to be with the laziest person ever! By Sunday night, even I was tired of sitting on the couch….me, who loves to laze around all day long! We did make a few excursions, like Wegmans for food, and Whole Foods for a few minutes, and Barnes and Noble so I could buy a kit to crochet small animals. I’ll need some way to pass the time!
Well, it’s back to work tomorrow. A six hour shift. I hope I can make it. At least all this time at home has helped me perfect the art of injecting these damn shots. Gonna have to give myself at least one at work tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Also, a word of thanks. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has offered words of encouragement, cards, flowers, texts, phone calls, time, jokes, hugs, care and concern. You know I’m not the touchy-feely type, but I really do appreciate every single gesture that’s come my way!