Monday, October 28, 2014
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 2.81 miles; Running Total: 18.72 miles)
Day 108 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
Over the weekend my right breast (the one with cancer) started to hurt. A lot. This morning I found a hard spot that wasn’t there before.
That 2.81 miles you see up there was a long trek through hell and the devil was jabbing a needle into my nipple the whole way.
I went to the doctor.
There is no dignity in breast cancer. After changing into a gown, I showed the nurse, the Physician’s Assistant and my oncologist where the pain was.
It’s incredibly hard to have a rational conversation when you’re sitting on an exam table with your boobs hanging out.
They said it was either an infection or an indication that the tumors grew and the chemo wasn’t working.
That’s like saying ‘it’s either a cold or ebola’.
And by ‘awesome’ I mean ‘fuck’.
Today’s silver lining: I have an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday morning before chemotherapy.
They can compare the images from last Thursday to the images Tuesday morning.
a) it’s an infection
b) antibiotics clear it up
c) my blood work still looks okay to proceed with chemo on Tuesday.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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