multiple appointment week
This week I saw my oncologist in person, had an echocardiogram and a CT scan.
I shared with my oncologist about the gong show. Response: not the worst I’ve heard, and not the first.
Decision re: oral chemo: continue as we have been.
Follow up scan to my hospital stay in January. I see a cardiologist in mid-May.
I haven’t asked enough questions about what happened and what the official diagnosis is and its risks. Preparing a list of questions so as to not forget at this appointment.
I should have gone for a port-a-cath a L O N G time ago. The last hospital stay left me so bruised and almost in tears each time a lab tech showed up.
My CT scan on Wednesday went so well. Not having to suffer through multiple pokes for an IV was a dream. And, not surprisingly, went so much faster.
There was a little bit of a pinch as a nurse inserted the cath needle, but otherwise it was a smooth experience.
fatigue and how I’m doing
- Wow. Between working mornings and needing to attend appointments, my fatigue levels have been difficult to manage since I haven’t had my usual naps.
- Naps are still a must.
- The diarrhea side effect of the oral chemo has been under control.Yay!
- Still left side weakness.
- Absolutely no sense of balance.
- Still deliberate speech.