Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Day 5 of 100 Days of Good Karma.
I told my mom today, “I’m getting tired of taking my shirt off for strangers. ”
Mom says, “They could at least throw some dollar bills at you.”
I say, “That’s just it. I’m paying them.”
Just a few hours later I met with an oncologist. Yet another stranger who got to see me topless at my expense. And I’m starting to dream about those fashionable gowns. Nurse-voices tell me in my sleep, “open to the front!”
Today’s appointment was extremely informative. I could go into a frenzy of typing up the notes I took, but they all boil down to this: Some good news (hormone tests came back positive, which points to a less aggressive cancer), but lots of tests still pending (more ‘aggression’ tests) and no clear going forward path just yet.
I know there will be chemo (yay for unavoidable hair loss!), and there will be surgery. The approach to chemo and the extent of the surgery is still to be determined.
More tests will be run. I have to have genetic testing done for the breast cancer gene, and the doctors have to determine if the cancer has gone anywhere else in my body.
There’s a lot of hurry up and wait.
Today’s silver lining: Living in the Houston area gives me access to the best care possible. I have appointments with MD Anderson for second opinions in the coming week.
Maybe they’ll even throw some ones at me.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!