Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It's been 6 weeks since I last saw my oncologist. I felt guilty that I hadn't phoned him to tell him I had not started radiation yet. He expected to see me fully radiated and finished. My breast cancer blood test from 6 weeks ago was negative. He feels that my alcohol consumption (2 drinks per week or 4 a month, depending on who you ask) is fine. My breast is so close to being healed. The wound is the size of a dime. I see my plastic tomorrow and I see my radiologist on Tuesday. Let's get this party rolling!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Today I journied to St. Joseph's Hospital to be measured, filmed, scanned and tattooed for radiation. It took about an hour and a half. I had to prop my left arm up and back during that time and it was really painful. I was wearing the equivalent to a hospital robe to enter the scanning room, but once in the top came off. The poor young guy, who happend to be interning today, was made to look at my mangled upper body for that entire time. The female staff members thought I was being modest. I was just trying to spare this kid!:) I have a start date for radiation if all goes well: March 22nd.