Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday June 8th

It has been a tough week. My skin was sorta getting better at the beginning of the week and then went down hill again in the "boost" area. Just when I thought things were getting better....So still trying to keep the creams on stay on top of either Ibuprofen or other medicine and wearing loose shirts. It has been hard to keep up with the kids this week also and I have noticed that I am getting more and more tired still. Apparently the side effects from fatigue could also take a few weeks to get better. The burns they said they can still get worse then they are now for up to 10 days and then better after that.
I went to see Dr. M yesterday at the Cancer Specialists office. I feel like I haven't seen her in forever since the last time I saw her was after my surgery. I would see her every other week during chemo. I did Herceptin also on Thursday. I have to do a brain MRI next Friday, doctors orders. Apparently the 3 big spots to keep an eye on now are brain, liver, and lungs. I have never had a brain MRI but just the sound of the words brain MRI give me an uneasy feeling. She said they get pretty close to your head and you are really confined so I will be taking an anti anxiety med before the procedure and I get to have yet another IV done to put in contrast. Fun. So sick of IV's and getting poked. Thank goodness for the port though or I probably wouldn't have any arms left.... The Dr. also says that they will continue to do a mammo on the left side every year and I will still see her every three months for the next year. I have my last Herceptin treatment at the end of Aug.
I also had to go back to see the radiation doctor today to get a skin check. They will still check my skin every few days for the next week. The spots under my arm are getting better at least.
Thanks to everyone that helped me with the kids this week. I really appreciate it. Jon got home last night and we have Relay this weekend. Tonight we are going out with our friends Vernon and Kira to celebrate his birthday at the Melting Pot. YUMMY! The melting pot is a fondue restaurat and it is awesome. I am really looking forward to it. I will take lots of pictures to share with everyone!


Toni Nelson said...

I hope the Melting Pot was yummy! Thought I'd be the first to leave a comment since I enjoy them, and haven't had too many lately. Love you!

The Bluths said...

The melting pot is one of my favorites! But so expensive. (The last time my mother-in-law paid for it :) Isn't contrast that white icky stuff you drink? You get your through an IV? I had to get a CT scan once and had to drink a bunch of it and then they put dye in me which was the worst feeling EVER! Yuck!!! I hope you don't have to do that.