Monday, July 30, 2007

Have You Been Having Chemopalooza Withdrawls?

Hi everyone, just a little update on what's been going on -- I've been avoiding thinking about my scans and all of the what-ifs, that's why I haven't posted in a few days. So here's my update:

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


Veronica said...

Hey girl........glad to hear you're going ahead with Chemopalooza party. Can't WAIT to see the photos from that!!

Glad you're getting a meeting with a hotshot Lymphoma expert - hopefully they'll be able to answer your questions.

Thinking about you daily...........xx

Anonymous said...

Kelly- I totally wish I could go to your Chemoopalooza party! I hope your worries go away soon...

Love, Karen

Anonymous said...

One thing that I really enjoyed was to have each guest take a picture of themselves (or of each other) with one of my amazing and fanciful hats. I actually did this at my wedding reception (this January) and those are some of my favorite pics.


Anonymous said...

Glad your spirits are up...thoughts and prayers with you and hope you are at least enjoying a little bit of summer, even though you've had to deal with a lot this summer already!

Unknown said...

Kelly, I'm glad to hear you are in better spirits. I've been thinking about you all week. Just keep the mindset that it's inflamation and have a great Chemopalooza party. I wish I could be there.
Talk soon,

Wullie said...

Thymic rebound sounds good to me. I was convinced that was what happened to me... unfortunately it was nowhere near my thymus!
Glad to see the fitness levels rising. An hour in the gym!! You're a better person than me.

Good luck at the dentist. You're always in our thoughts.


PS> No sign of package yet but our postal workers have been on strike (commies) so it'll be a few days yet!