Sunday, February 27, 2011

Not been feeling so good

Sorry I haven't posted.  I have had a bad few days with a cold.  My surgery incision reopened also and I had a fever.  Went to the Dr. and she said it didn't seem infected but I've been on antibiotics just in case.  It has opened up more and is very disgusting to look at.  I can't even remember if I wrote about my visit to the oncologist.  I saw Dr. Keefe.  He is a very soft spoken and kind Doctor.  I think I will like him a lot.  He told me that after I get my tests done on March 3rd we can come up with a plan on how to tackle this cancer.  I am getting a CT and bone scan done first.  That will check to see if the cancer has spread.  He wanted to do a PET scan but that requires putting your arms up over your head and I cannot move my left arm higher than shoulder height.  If it has spread we have to come up with a whole new game plan but for now it looks like I will start chemo in about a month. This link will go to a picture that shows a drawing of breasts by the way.  Just to warn the sensitive folk.  I will get a port surgically implanted under my skin first.  I also may be getting my ovaries removed.  This type of cancer feeds off of female hormones so I will be put into menopause basically.  Nice, I will be a bald, one boobed angry woman!  Growing a beard... LOL 
Anyhow we are expecting freezing rain tomrrow so I hope that I can make it down to my appt tomorrow with the surgeon to check on the incision. 

1 comment:

  1. Linda, somehow you always manage to make me laugh. Your statement about being bald with a beard made me laugh out loud. You are a strong woman and I admire you. Take care of yourself.