I'm STILL waiting on getting approved for long term disability, so yeah, I'm broke.
After talking with Tina last week, I decided that I should go see Dr. Fisher at Dana Farber, just to hear what he says about my scans, and see what he thinks about the potential for it to be thymus rebound since many people on the lymphoma message board have mentioned it. After asking Tina if the spot is in the area of the thymus, which she said it was, I have gained a little more hope that it's just some inflammation. My appointment is for Tuesday the 7th.
I've had a few beers this week, and dealt with them perfectly fine! I'm still having lots of muscle aches, especially in my back, and I've been feeling crappy ever since I got back from the Dr's on Monday. I was hoping to be in some sort of work out routine by now, but this whole relapse scare has demolished my motivation. I need to do some swimming, maybe tomorrow I can go. I don't want to go to the gym with lots of people, or bump into people I know, so I'm just avoiding it -- I know, I know, I need to get over it!!!
Tomorrow I'm going to the dentist for the first time in a year! I played the cancer card and they found room to squeeze me in :) My next stop was having my uncle call for me, since he's friends/neighbors with the dentist, and then of course, have him also play the cancer card - but unnecessary, hooray! I have a feeling I'm going to have a lot of fillings to get, but cross your fingers for healthy teeth! Oh and, I'm happy to report that I'm finally able to drink cold juice straight out of the glass, or even an ice cold beer out of the bottle, without a straw!! I still have to be careful, but the teeth are MUCH better!
It seems like I'm going to go ahead with chemopalooza next weekend. I guess everyone is right, I should at least celebrate the end of chemo, and there's no better time to surround yourself with friends than now. So bring on the entertainment! Oh and if you have any suggestions for fun things to do at chemopalooza, let me know :)
Oh yeah, and my eyebrows have almost totally filled in!!! There are still weird blondish hairs, especailly the ends of the hairs, but still, they're MUCH better!
I think that's all I have to report for now. I'll write more soon. XO