(19-05-10) Clinical Updates

  • 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.

Author: breastcancerat35

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.

2 thoughts on “(19-05-10) Clinical Updates”

  1. I am sorry that you are in so much pain. It sucks that you are dying. I am thinking of you and remembering dancing to Rod Stewart, calling you hot legs, fighting over paying for the damn ice cream cone, watching The Wizard of Oz and listening to Pink Floyd…(you going to the video store in your jammies at midnight,) you (h.s.) making up a lie that someone stole your $$ cause you lost it, and me knowing it and giving you $$, Cedar Point, Lemon Heads and Cherry Cola chewy candies, French fries in milk shakes, you in a yellow prom dress….and then, there was a thunder crack in my sunshine…..and none of it mattered. I will always love you….but I have not always liked you. Scream, cry throw things. You have earned it.


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