My wife the rocker!
It was a tough weekend for Patty. I think the anticipation of starting chemo, waiting for the results of the bone scan and just being frustrated with the whole situation got to her. I don’t blame her. She’s been so strong up to this point, I think a day of just feeling sorry for yourself is definitely warranted!
Another doctor’s appointment this afternoon. This has been a week straight of appointments! It’s getting old and we’re both feeling the strain of it. Let’s see… starting last Monday it was the bone scan… Tuesday was with the reconstruction surgeon… Wednesday was a heart scan… Thursday was a pap… Friday was blood work and another appointment with the reconstruction surgeon… Saturday we had an unexpected trip to Urgent Care… Sunday we met with the reconstruction surgeon again… Today is with the Oncologist. Hopefully the results of the bone scan are what we hope for. We’ve both been having our daily, hourly and by the minute conversations with God praying for good news. Oh, looking at the clock, it’s time to run… I’ll finish this when we get back.
Ok.. we’re back! We met with the Oncologist. She was running about an hour late today! Not good. Patty was a little on edge knowing she’d find out the results of the bone scan. Our appointment was at 3:15 p.m. and we were called in to the room sometime close to 4:30 p.m. Our Oncologist came in, looked at Patty and said: “Ok Patty, are you ready to do this tomorrow?” Patty replied: “I am, but how were the results of my test?” The Oncologist replied: “Oh, I didn’t tell you? They’re fine! Everything was normal.” Patty did a modified “happy dance!” She never got up off the examining table, but still was able to do the dance! You could see the weight had immediately lifted off her shoulders! Patty’s mood immediately did a 180 degree turn! My wife was back!
The really good news is that Patty has no more testing to do in the immediate future! (Other than a blood test every three weeks to check her blood cells, which is no big deal.) No more waiting for test results! No more waking up in the middle of the night worrying about where the cancer has spread! Her body has literally been scanned from head to toe! There is not one secret about Patty’s body that the doctors are not aware of! Even though the chemo will be a completely new trial for us, we’re hoping we can now get into some type of routine for the next few months until this is finished.
Patty was in such a good mood when we left the doctor’s office. She’s never been more ready to fight this fight! As we walked across the parking lot to our car, she looked at me and said in a very determined manner: “Ok. I’m ready to kick this cancer’s ass!” That’s what I want to hear!!!