Sunday, June 6, 2010

Checking In

It's been a while since I last wrote, but nothing has changed on the health front, except that this week three is fantastic. I feel almost like I have not had chemo. Except for a bit of tingle and numbness in my feet and legs, and general weakness, I am fighting fit. The weather has been sun and rain for the past three days, and this has been good for the garden. We've been eating at the picnic table as much as possible, and the rest of the time are enjoying the sunroom, from which we can watch the squirrels in the back yard.

Work continues with the house, and we have furnished two new sleeping areas. The downstairs is now comfortable - just in time for my next treatment. Wednesday will be my appointment with a surgeon for a second opinion. If he convinces me that surgery will be a good option, then that will be my summer. If he convinces me that chemo is the way to go, then I will have my 5th chemo on Friday. It looks like a lose-lose situation, but hopefully I will end up with the best treatment available.

A friend who is through with her chemo, though not quite finished with her treatment, brought me some new caps for the summer and a red wig, which I wore today to JP's choir concert. He left the house before me, and didn't know that I would be wearing it, and couldn't find me in the church audience. It was funny to see him scan the crowd and move right over me time after time. We did find each other during the intermission! The concert was inspiring, and I got to catch up with some good friends who were there to cheer my man on.

So another 5 fantastic days - I'll post again after my appointment Wednesday.

5 comments:

Atanas said...

Anne, which of the two options would you prefer if you had to decide?

Anne said...

I would, of course, prefer not to have invasive surgery - but if it means a better prognosis, I'd go for it. I have so many questions to ask the surgeon tomorrow.

Atanas said...

ok. good luck tomorrow! I hope the surgeon brings good news!

Thelma said...

You are one very sexy red head Anne!

Anonymous said...

I love the style, Anne, you look beautiful!! Good luck with the surgery,I will be away for two weeks starting Jul 8th, but when I come back, would love to come visit you again!

Hong

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