Tomorrow is my last day of pelvic radiation. I don’t know if they are able to give me any results at that point, but I do see the doctor afterward. Fingers crossed for some good information.
Tomorrow is also my second out of third chemo session. You all know I’m not looking forward to that but at least I get to use a really cool mask. Brain radiation happens all week, and doctor Scolnik assured me that between that and the steroids I’m taking, I will start to feel better. I don’t know if he tells all of this patient’s that, but I can tell you that I’ve been very impressed with him so far. He gave me his personal email address in case I have any questions about this process, and he also calls and checks on me. Doctors today just aren’t like that, and I have three on my treatment team willing to go extra miles just for me.
I rented a scooter for almost $400, and Amy lent me a wheelchair. I still try not to leave the chair when nobody’s home, due to the risk of falling, but at least I have more mobility around the house when people are here, and it’s a little better to be going out when I have those tools, and people are taking me to appointments.
When I checked 2 days ago, my weight was down to 152. This means that I have lost eight pounds of the edema, and Dr. Scolnick upped my diuretic dosage so that I could start losing more of this faster. It hurts so much. I know as soon as my legs are back to normal, I’ll be able to stand and walk on my own better, so this is the one area I’m so focused on.
I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.
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