OK...it's been a week again! I guess in this "slow climb" around that mountain, I will be posting weekly from now on...unless something occurs.
I'm "on hold". I went to my plastic surgeon on Monday and the same little area is still red. Nothing seems to change this. He is just happy that the surgery is healing well and that the area seems to be the same. I got the "OK" to go away next week, and I will be back to his office on the 22nd. In the meantime, as an added prevention, he gave me a prescription for Bactrim, because at the last surgery, there was some bacteria found. He wants to make sure that it is cleared up.
I also had a Herceptin infusion on Friday and received the results on my latest muga scan. The scan did show that my heart ejection factor did go down somewhat, but still in "normal" range. They will be doing another one after the next Herceptin. My oncologist also said my anemia is much better and I am to stay on those iron "horse pills"
Remember in the last post when I said "...and just dealing with life is now the easy part"? Well, I take that back. This weekend, my husband and I received some concerning news about a family member and it is very troublesome. I am somewhat relieved to be feeling better so I can deal with the problem before us. Sometimes you just want to say...."You're kidding, God...right? Cancer and now this?" But it's life and I just gotta put on those "big girl panties" again and deal with it. I have spent the better part of two nights wide awake praying about all this. I've also prayed for the poor lady who disappeared from our town. She was an Alzheimer patient and staying with her daughter when she "escaped" during the middle of the night...not to be seen since. It reminds me of life with my mom, who also had Altzheimer's, and lived with us for a few years during the worst of this disease that robbed her personality. It was a difficult time.
The whole world seems kinda funny lately, doesn't it? So much seems out of control. Starvation in Somalia, senseless rioting in London, economies all over the world bouncing out of control, newspapers and news reports full of people hurting and/or killing each other....and so much more.
Somehow I think we need to take back control of our world. We need to stop turning from God with the busyness we have created. We have to find a way to communicate with and to help one another. We need to stop buying more and more and start looking around us to work on the important changes needed for our world. We need to be better role models for our children.
In the midst of so much unrest, I sit here "on hold" and just wait for a while. It's OK. It's just a campsite on the slow climb around the mountain.
So while at the campsite, I have put together a team, Rivertown's Bosom Buddies, for the 2011 American Cancer Society's "Making Strides against Breast Cancer" Walk in October. It's only been a week and we have raised $730! I also have 32 people who have said they want to walk with me. After all I've been through, this feels like a real positive thing to do. It's helping the next generation of girls and women. If you are reading this, go to their webpage and put in our Team name. Join us on the walk...or donate to a good cause!